Aphorisms by author: Francis Bacon

Time is like a river, in which metals and solid substances are sunk, while chaff and straws swim upon the surface.
By theme : Philosophy Time
States are great engines moving slowly.
By theme : State
There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals.
By theme : Friendship
No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with only a single thread.
By theme : Love
Men`s thoughts are much according to their inclination.
By theme : Behavior Thought
He is truly well-bred who knows when to value and when to despise those national peculiarities, which are regarded by some with so much observance; a traveller of taste at once perceives that the wise are polite all the world over, but that fools are polite only at home.
By theme : Education
If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts; but if we begin with doubts, and are patient in them, we shall end in certainties.
By theme : Behavior Reason Thought
An angry man who suppresses his passions thinks worse than he speaks; and an angry man that will chide speaks worse than he thinks.
By theme : Behavior Psychology Thought
A man dies as often as he loses his friends.
By theme : Death Friendship
Wives are young men`s mistresses, companions for middle age and old men`s nurses.
By theme : Wife
Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man.
By theme : Feelings Religion
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
By theme : Philosophy Psychology Wisdom
A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.
By theme : Marriage Men
Men`s thoughts are much according to their inclination.
By theme : Character Thought
If vices were profitable, the virtuous man would be the sinner.
By theme : Vice Wit
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
By theme : Humor Wisdom
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
By theme : Wisdom
It is impossible to love and be wise.
By theme : Love Wisdom
Truth comes out of error more easily than out of confusion.
By theme : Truth
The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
By theme : Friendship
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