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.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Source: Essays: Of Friendship (1597-1625)
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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.
The inquiry of truth, which is the love-making, or the wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature.
Source: Essays. Truth
There are three parts in truth: first, the inquiry, which is the wooing of it; secondly, the knowledge of it, which is the presence of it; and thirdly, the belief, which is the enjoyment of it.
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
Source: Essays: Of Truth (1597-1625)
It is not the lie that passeth through the mind, but the lie that sinketh in, and settleth in it, that doth the hurt.
Source: Essays. Of Truth
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