Why should a man be in love with his fetters, though of gold?
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Source: An Essay on Death
Contributed by: Zaady
Why should I be angry with a man for loving himself better than me?
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
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)
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