Francis Bacon - Page 4

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
– Francis Bacon

Nuptial love maketh mankind; friendly love perfecteth it; but wanton love corrupteth and embaseth it.
– Francis Bacon

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
– Francis Bacon

To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
– Francis Bacon

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
– Francis Bacon

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark.
– Francis Bacon

Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
– Francis Bacon

As the births of living creatures are at first ill shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.
— Francis Bacon

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
— Francis Bacon

Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution.
– Francis Bacon

Boldness is a child of ignorance.
– Francis Bacon

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed on and digested.
– Francis Bacon

Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
– Francis Bacon

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
– Francis Bacon