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.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Contributed by: Zaady
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
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about.
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.
Source: Essays. Of Parents and Children
If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us.
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