• Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
    Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
    ~ Francis Bacon
  • This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
    This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
    ~ Francis Bacon
  • Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
    Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
    ~ Francis Bacon
  • Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
    Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
    ~ Francis Bacon
  • A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
    A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
    ~ Francis Bacon
  • We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
    We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
    ~ Francis Bacon
  • The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
    The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
    ~ Francis Bacon
  • Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
    Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
    ~ Francis Bacon
  • Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
    Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
    ~ Francis Bacon