Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
Knowledge itself is power
Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far...
History makes people wise.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts: but if he...
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
Come home to men's business and bosoms.
It is impossible to love and to be wise.
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day...
The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge...
To choose time is to save time.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be...
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the...
Men commonly think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and imbibed opinions,...
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
God Almighty first planted a garden.
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god
Solitude is often the best society
I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that...