I knew one that when he wrote a letter he would put that which was most material in the postscript, as if it had been a bymatter.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Source: Essays. Of Cunning
Contributed by: Zaady
In things that are tender and unpleasing, it is good to break the ice by some one whose words are of less weight, and to reserve the more weighty voice to come in as by chance.
Men commonly think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and imbibed opinions, but generally act according to custom.
The genius of any single man can no more equal learning, than a private purse hold way with the exchequer.
Look to make your course regular, that men may know beforehand what they may expect.
No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of Truth.
It is generally better to deal by speech than by letter.
Source: Essays. Of Negotiating
Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
I would live to study, not study to live.
Source: Memorial of Access
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
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