Sir Francis Bacon Quotes and Quotations
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
The best work, and of greatest merit for the public, has proceeded from the unmarried or childless men.
A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
The folly of one man is the fortune of another.
Fortune makes him fool, whom she makes her darling.
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on.
Our humanity were a poor thing but for the divinity that stirs within us.
All the crimes on earth do not destroy so many of the human race, nor alienate so much property, as drunkenness.
I take all knowledge to be my province.
For knowledge, too, is itself a power.
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.
I hold every man a debtor to his profession; from the which as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavor themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereunto.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
Reading maketh a full man.
There was never law, or sect, or opinion did so much magnify goodness, as the Christian religion doth.
In taking revenge a man is but equal to his enemy, but in passing it over he is his superior.
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; morals, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other.
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Wives are young men's mistresses; companions for middle age; and old men's nurses.
This world's a bubble.