If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Source: The Advancement of Learning, book 1, chapter 5 (1605)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: Essays. Of Riches
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.
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.
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