Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture...
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to...
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine...
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages...
The remedy is worse than the disease.
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he...
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused...
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,...
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be...
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old...
There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.
A prohibitionist is the sort of man one couldn't care to drink with, even if...