The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Source: Essays. Of Adversity (1597-1625)
Contributed by: Zaady
Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.
All good moral philosophy is but a handmaid to religion.
Source: Advancement of Learning
When any of the four pillars of government-religion, justice, counsel, and treasure-are mainly shaken or weakened, men had need to pray for fair weather.
Nature to be commanded must be obeyed.
We cannot command nature except by obeying her.
A crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Source: Essays. Of Friendship
God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
Source: Essays. Of Atheism
There was never miracle wrought by God to convert an atheist, because the light of nature might have led him to confess a God.
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about.
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