Quotes by Sir Francis Bacon
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain than the virtuous.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.
Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.