Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Contributed by: Zaady
One of the Seven was wont to say; "Laws were like cobwebs; where the small flies were caught, and the great brake through."
There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise.
Source: Essays. Boldness
The human understanding is no dry light, but receives an infusion from the will and affections... What a man had rather were true he more readily believes.
Source: Novum Organum (1620)
There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.
Source: Essays. Of Suspicion
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
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.
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