God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Source: Essays. Of Atheism
Contributed by: Zaady
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
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)
For knowledge, too, is itself power.
Source: Religious Meditations
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