The noblest works and foundations have proceeded from childless men, which have sought to express the images of their minds where those of their bodies have failed.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Source: Essays. Of Parents and Children
Contributed by: Zaady
The more a man drinketh of the world, the more it intoxicateth.
Man seeketh in society comfort, use and protection.
Source: The Advancement of Learning, 1605
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
Source: Essays. Of Marriage and Single Life
And as for Mixed Mathematics, I may only make this prediction, that there cannot fail to be more kinds of them, as nature grows further disclosed.
Source: Advancement of Learning book 2; De Augmentis book 3.
Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
Source: Essays: Of Seditions and Troubles (1597-1625)
Money is a good servant but a bad master.
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome seldom extinguished.
Source: Essays, "Of Nature in Men," 1610
One of the Seven was wont to say; "Laws were like cobwebs; where the small flies were caught, and the great brake through."
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