As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.
More quotes by Francis Bacon
They that deny a God destroy man’s nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and, if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.
People of great position are servants times three, servants of their country, servants of fame, and servants of business.
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.
It is a strange desire, to seek power and lose liberty, or to seek power over others and to lose power over a man’s self. The rising unto place is laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains, and it is sometimes base; and by indignities men come to dignities. The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall or at least an eclipse, which is a melancholy thing.
More quotes about Wisdom
You who write, choose a subject suited to your abilities and think long and hard on what your powers are equal to and what they are unable to perform.
Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.
You are all fundamentalists with a top dressing of science. That is why you are the stupidest of conservatives and reactionists in politics and the most bigoted of obstructionists in science itself. When it comes to getting a move on you are all of the same opinion: stop it, flog it, hang it, dynamite it, stamp it out.