Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing...
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
The remedy is worse than the disease.
Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number...
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation...
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to...
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.
Age will not be defied.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages...
It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold...
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good...