Baron Verulam and Viscount St Albans Francis Bacon

A crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.

A dance is a measured pace, as a verse is a measured speech.

A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.

A man ought warily to begin charges which once begun will continue.

A man that is young in years may be old in hours, if he has lost no time.

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.

A man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket, and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable, and should be secured, because they seldom return.

A man's nature is best perceived in privatness, for there is no affectation; in passion, for that putteth a man out of his precepts; and in a new case or experiment, for there custom leaveth him.

A mixture of a lie doth ever add pleasure.

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

A single life doth well with churchmen, for charity will hardly water the ground where it must first fill a pool.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Above all, believe it, the sweetest canticle is Nunc dimittis, when a man hath obtained worthy ends and expectations. Death hath this also, that it openeth the gate to good fame, and extinguisheth envy.

All colours will agree in the dark.

All good moral philosophy is but an handmaid to religion.

All our actions take their hue from the complexion of the heart, as landscapes their variety from light.

All rising to a great place is by a winding stair.

All rising to great place is by a winding stair.

An Gott glauben nur diejenigen nicht, die ein Interesse daran haben, daß es keinen geben möchte.

Ancient times were the youth of the world.

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.

As if you would call a physician, that is thought good for the cure of the disease you complain of but is unacquainted with your body, and therefore may put you in the way for a present cure but overthroweth your health in some otherkind; and so cure the disease and kill the patient.

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