Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Source: Essays. Of Death
Contributed by: Zaady
God's first creature, which was light.
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.
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.
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