• There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
    ~ Francis Bacon
  • If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.
    ~ Francis Bacon
  • Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
    ~ 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
  • The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
    ~ Francis Bacon
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