The wisdom of the ancients.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
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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.
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
Truth comes out of error more readily than out of confusion.
The speaking in a perpetual hyperbole is comely in nothing but love.
Source: Essays. Of Love
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