Francis Bacon Quotes.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake.
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.
A bad man is worse when he pretends to be a saint.