Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Quote by Francis Bacon
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us,...
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the...
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel;...
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,...
The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot...
Time is the measure of business.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds...
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his...
Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be...
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing...
As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which...