Defer not charities till death; for certainly, if a man weigh it rightly, he that doth so is rather liberal of another man's than of his own.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Source: Essays. Of Riches
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
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.
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