No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of Truth.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Contributed by: Zaady
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
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Source: Essays. Of Beauty
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
Source: Advancement of Learning, book 2, chapter 7 (1605)
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Source: Essays: Of Friendship (1597-1625)
The wisdom of the ancients.
Source: Title of Work
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Source: Essays. Of Marriage and Single Life
Young men are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business.
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