Francis Bacon Quotes.
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business.
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man’s own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health.
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.
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.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
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.
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
Acorns were good until bread was found.