There was a young man in Rome that was very like Augustus Caesar; Augustus took knowledge of it and sent for the man, and asked him "Was your mother never at Rome?" He answered "No Sir; but my father was."
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Source: Apothegms, no. 87 (1624)
Contributed by: Zaady
It is impossible to love and be wise.
The inclination to goodness is imprinted deeply in the nature of man.
Source: Essays. Goodness, and Goodness of Nature
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils, for time is the greatest innovator.
Source: Essays. Of Innovations (1597-1625)
He was reputed one of the wise men that made answer to the question when a man should marry? 'A young man not yet, an elder man not at all.'
Source: Essays. Of Marriage and Single Life
The art of invention grows young with the things invented.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
When a judge departs from the letter of the law he becomes a lawbreaker.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Houses are built to live in and not to look on; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.
Source: Essays. Of Building
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