Mysteries are due to secrecy.
More quotes by Francis Bacon
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men’s manners and actions if they be not altogether open. Therefore set it down: That a habit of secrecy is both politic and moral.
More quotes about Wisdom
Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos; trees, clouds, everything.
Lilac anemone, paper petals, turning tentatively to face a pale sun opening to reveal a lightness of being, a flash of gold, a fresh resilience, contented silence, the dawn of a new day.
More than once I had seen a noble who had gotten his enemy at a disadvantage stop to pray before cutting his throat.
Great abilities are not requisite for an Historian; for in historical composition, all the greatest powers of the human mind are quiescent. He has facts ready to his hand; so there is no exercise of invention. Imagination is not required in any degree; only about as much as is used in the lowest kinds of poetry. Some penetration, accuracy, and coloring, will fit a man for the task, if he can give the application which is necessary.