Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Source: Essays: Of Seditions and Troubles (1597-1625)
Contributed by: Zaady
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
Nature to be commanded must be obeyed.
We cannot command nature except by obeying her.
A crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Source: Essays. Of Friendship
God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
Source: Essays. Of Atheism
There was never miracle wrought by God to convert an atheist, because the light of nature might have led him to confess a God.
Source: Advancement of Learning
Why should a man be in love with his fetters, though of gold?
Source: An Essay on Death
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