Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
More quotes by Francis Bacon
Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his joys to his friends, but he joyeth the more; and no man that imparteth his grieves to his friend, but he grieveth the less.
More quotes about Wisdom
We shall see but little way if we require to understand what we see. How few things can a man measure with the tape of his understanding! How many greater things might he be seeing in the meanwhile!
Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world – and never will.
There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find an Englishman doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle. He fights you on patriotic principles; he robs you on business principles; he enslaves you on imperial principles.
As the Spanish proverb says, He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him. So it is in travelling; a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
Every woman wants to be first to someone sometime in her life and that desire is the explanation for many strange things women do.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.