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.
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; adversity not without many comforts and hopesFrancis Bacon, Sr.
The best preservative to keep the mind on health is the faithful admonition of a friend.Francis Bacon, Sr.
God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.Francis Bacon, Sr.
They that deny a God destroy man's nobility, for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he is not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.Francis Bacon, Sr.
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.Francis Bacon, Sr.
Poesy was ever thought to have some participation of divineness, because it doth raise and erect the mind by submitting the shews of things to the desires of the mind.Francis Bacon, Sr.