People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can’t fool the neighbors.
More quotes by Francis Bacon
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.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
More quotes about Wisdom
These times of ours are serious and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as there is life there is danger.
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.
Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
The cat, having sat upon a hot stove lid, will not sit upon a hot stove lid again. But he won’t sit upon a cold stove lid, either.
Every time I think I have reached the peak, I look up and see I still have a ways to go. But I look back and see just how far I have come.