"When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Francis Bacon on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Francis Bacon on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Francis Bacon on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Francis Bacon on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Francis Bacon on Winston Churchill
"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."