To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of exercise is one of the best precepts of long lasting.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
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Children sweeten labors, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Source: Essays. Of Parents and Children
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
Source: Essays. Atheism
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
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