Francis Bacon — English Philosopher born on January 21, 1561, died on April 09, 1626

Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Alban, Kt PC QC, was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution... (wikipedia)

The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
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.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.