"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Francis Bacon on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Francis Bacon on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Francis Bacon on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Francis Bacon on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Francis Bacon on Helen Keller
"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."