"Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Francis Bacon on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Francis Bacon on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Francis Bacon on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Francis Bacon on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Francis Bacon on Ernest Hemingway
"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."