Zitat des Tages von Francis Bacon:
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
The worst men often give the best advice.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health.
Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
The place of justice is a hallowed place.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Friends are thieves of time.
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business.
There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.