Holy War Quotes (1 quote)
I was ever of the opinion that the philosophers stone, and an holy war, were but the rendezvous of cracked brains, that wore their feather in their heads.
From essay, An Advertisement Touching a Holy War (1622). As collected and translated in Francis Bacon and Basil Montagu, The Works of Francis Bacon (1844), Vol. 2, 439. As quoted in Samuel Austin Allibone, Prose Quotations From Socrates to Macaulay (1876), 28. [Note: In Bacons time, the 17th century, the meaning of advertise was to give knowledge, advice or counsel. An advertisement meant the same in the form of a written statement. Webmaster]