Francis Bacon

"Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable."

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God."

Rating: 5.42 (Number of Voters: 12)

"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages of books, and the like, we do save and recover somewhat from the deluge of time."

Rating: 8.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool."

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Histories make men wise; poets witty; the mathematics subtle; natural philosophy deep; moral grave; logic and rhetoric able to contend."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Age appears to be best in four things - old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."

Rating: 1.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Reading makes a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties."

Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon "The Advancement of Learning"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)