Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
The place of justice is a hallowed place
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad...
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that lost...
Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel,...
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
The desire for power in excess caused angels to fall; the desire for knowledge in...
Knowledge itself is power
Men commonly think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and imbibed opinions,...
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the...
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do...
The wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his...
Too many wish to be happy before becoming wise.