Francis Bacon Quotes.
We rise to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps.
Anger is certainly a kind of baseness, as it appears well in the weakness of those subjects in whom it reigns: children, women, old folks, sick folks.
When a bee stings, she dies. She cannot sting and live. When men sting, their better selves die. Every sting kills a better instinct. Men must not turn bees and kill themselves in stinging others.
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
It’s not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
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.
Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted… but to weigh and consider.
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.