Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be...
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job...
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good...
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old...
It is impossible to love and be wise.
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it...
Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
Age will not be defied.
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things...
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural...
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
That is sad until one recalls how many bad books the world may yet be...
Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of...