This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Contributed by: Zaady
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
Riches are a good handmaid, but the worst mistress.
Source: De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarium
All rising to great place is by a winding stair.
Source: Essays. Of Great Place
The rising unto place is laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains; and it is sometimes base, and by indignities men come to dignities. The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall, or at least an eclipse.
Generally he perceived in men of devout simplicity this opinion: that the secrets of nature were the secrets of God, part of that glory into which man is not to press too boldly.
Be so true to thyself as thou be not false to others.
Source: Essays. Of Wisdom for a Man’s Self
They who derive their worth from their ancestors resemble potatoes, the most valuable part of which is underground.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
The remedy is worse than the disease.
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