There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Contributed by: Zaady
As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.
Source: Essays. Of Innovations
Natural abilities are like natural plants that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
Acorns were good until bread was found.
It is good discretion not make too much of any man at the first; because one cannot hold out that proportion.
All of our actions take their hue from the complexion of the heart, as landscapes their variety from light.
He that plots to be the only figure among ciphers [zeros], is the decay of the whole age.
Source: Essays. Of Ambition
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Source: Related as a remark of Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603), Apothegms
No man is angry that feels not himself hurt.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
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