I would live to study, not study to live.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Source: Memorial of Access
Contributed by: Zaady
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
Dolendi modus, timendi non item. (To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.)
Source: Of Seditions and Troubles
The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and pass over the other.
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.
As is the garden such is the gardener. A man's nature runs either to herbs or weeds.
Beauty is like summer fruits which are easy to corrupt and cannot last.
Gardening is the purest of human pleasures.
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