For knowledge itself is power.
Francis Bacon Quotes
Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
The images of mens wits and knowledge remain in books. . . . They generate still, and cast their seeds in the minds of others, provoking and causing infinite actions and opinions in succeeding ages.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect.
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.