Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Quote by Francis Bacon
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic...
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused...
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the...
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he...
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the...
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which...
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground
But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only...
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to,...
Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but...
God's first creature, which was light.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
It is natural to die as to be born.
Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things...
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
Science is but an image of the truth.
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.