Authors - Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon (22 January 1561 - 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. - Wikipedia
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Never exaggerate your faults. Your friends will attend to that.
Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man.
Reading makes a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
It is impossible to love and to be wise.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.
The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
By far the best proof is experience.
Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain than the virtuous.
He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
By nature, men love newfangledness.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.