The mould of a man’s fortune is in his own hands.
More quotes by Francis Bacon
Believing that I was born for the service of mankind, and regarding the care of the commonwealth as a kind of common property which, like the air and the water, belongs to everybody, I set myself to consider in what way mankind might be best served, and what service I was myself best fitted by nature to perform.
More quotes about Wisdom
How some of the writers I come across get through their books without dying of boredom is beyond me.
Fearful of missing anything, he read on, filled with this anticipation which was half terror, of coming upon something which would touch him, not simply touch him but lift him and carry him away.
Why do you treat me as they do, as though I were exactly what I want to be. Why do we treat people that way?
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books nobody reads.
The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain’t so.