Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Source: Essays. Of Praise
Contributed by: Zaady
Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.
Men on their side must force themselves for a while to lay their notions by and begin to familiarize themselves with facts.
Nothing is to be feared but fear.
Of perfidious friends: 'We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.'
Ill Fortune never crushed that man whom good Fortune deceived not
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
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