This book is a collection of 250 fundamental quotes and aphorisms of Francis Bacon: 'God's first creature was light.' 'It is impossible to love and to be wise.' 'A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.' 'A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.' 'Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.' 'Boldness is a child of ignorance.' 'Opportunity makes a thief.' 'Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.'