A dance is a measured pace, as a verse is a measured speech.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Source: Advancement of Learning
Contributed by: Zaady
Chiefly the mold of a man's fortune is in his own hands.
Source: Essays. Of Fortune
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Source: Essays. Of Ceremonies and Respects
Our humanity is a poor thing, except for the divinity that stirs within us.
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
Source: Essays. Of Marriage and Single Life
And as for Mixed Mathematics, I may only make this prediction, that there cannot fail to be more kinds of them, as nature grows further disclosed.
Source: Advancement of Learning book 2; De Augmentis book 3.
Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
Source: Essays: Of Seditions and Troubles (1597-1625)
Money is a good servant but a bad master.
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome seldom extinguished.
Source: Essays, "Of Nature in Men," 1610
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