"Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Francis Bacon on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Francis Bacon on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Francis Bacon on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Francis Bacon on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Francis Bacon on Mark Twain
"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."