He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.Francis Bacon, sr.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the otherFrancis Bacon, Sr.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.Francis Bacon, Sr.
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order.Francis Bacon, Sr.
Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is no comparison, no envy.Francis Bacon, Sr.
The way of fortune is like the milky way in the sky; which is a number of smaller stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together; so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.Francis Bacon, Sr.
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in executionFrancis Bacon, Sr.
Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel, and fitter for new projects than for settled business.Francis Bacon, Sr.
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.Francis Bacon, Sr.
It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.Francis Bacon, Sr.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he isFrancis Bacon, Sr.