The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and pass over the otherFrancis Bacon Sr.
There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous: a fertile soil, busy workshops, easy conveyance for men and goods from place to placeFrancis Bacon Sr.
In superstition wise men follow foolsFrancis Bacon Sr.
Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.Francis Bacon Sr.
Knowledge itself is powerFrancis Bacon Sr.
Vain-glorious men are the scorn of the wise, the admiration of fools, the idols of paradise, and the slaves of their own vauntsFrancis Bacon Sr.
It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold men's hearts by hopes when it cannot by satisfactionFrancis Bacon Sr.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.Francis Bacon Sr.
It is impossible to love and be wiseFrancis Bacon Sr.
The speaking in perpetual hyperbole is comely in nothing but loveFrancis Bacon Sr.