Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
The place of justice is a hallowed place.
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the...
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good...
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which...
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
The arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man's self.
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the...
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,...
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.