"It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Francis Bacon on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Francis Bacon on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Francis Bacon on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Francis Bacon on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Francis Bacon on Booker T. Washington
"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."