Francis Bacon Quotes
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors.
There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about.
No body can be healthful without exercise, neither natural body nor politic, and certainly, to a kingdom or estate, a just and honourable war is the true exercise.
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