"Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Francis Bacon on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Francis Bacon on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Francis Bacon on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Francis Bacon on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Francis Bacon on Thomas Jefferson
"Age appears to be best in four things old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
"I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."
"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses."
"Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy."
"A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green."