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Quotes from Francis Bacon

"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." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Age
"I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Age
"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Age
"Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Age
"A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Anger
"Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Anger
"Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Art
"The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Art
"Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Beauty
"The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Beauty
"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Beauty
"The worst men often give the best advice." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Best
"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." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Best
"The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Best
"Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Best
"There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Best
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"Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Best
"Young people are fitter to invent than to judge fitter for execution than for counsel and more fit for new projects than for settled business." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Business
"He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils for time is the greatest innovator." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Change
"Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Change
"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Death
"I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Death
"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education in the elder, a part of experience." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Education
"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education in the elder, a part of experience." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Experience
"Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Experience
"Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience." - Francis Bacon
Quote from Francis Bacon about Experience
"Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes adversity not without many comforts and hopes." - Francis Bacon
"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other." - Francis Bacon
"Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom." - Francis Bacon
"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." - Francis Bacon
"God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires." - Francis Bacon
"Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God." - Francis Bacon
"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." - Francis Bacon
"God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave." - Francis Bacon
"But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on." - Francis Bacon
"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god." - Francis Bacon
"God's first creature, which was light." - Francis Bacon
"Acorns were good until bread was found." - Francis Bacon
"He that gives good advice, builds with one hand he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other." - Francis Bacon
"The great end of life is not knowledge but action." - Francis Bacon
"He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief." - Francis Bacon
"When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative." - Francis Bacon
"There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool." - Francis Bacon
"There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health." - Francis Bacon
"Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time." - Francis Bacon
"Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper." - Francis Bacon
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not a sense of humor to console him for what he is." - Francis Bacon
"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea." - Francis Bacon
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not a sense of humor to console him for what he is." - Francis Bacon
"God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave." - Francis Bacon
"Knowledge is power." - Francis Bacon
"The great end of life is not knowledge but action." - Francis Bacon
"He that hath knowledge spareth his words." - Francis Bacon
"The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall the desire of knowledge caused men to fall." - Francis Bacon
"Knowledge and human power are synonymous." - Francis Bacon
"People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom." - Francis Bacon
"A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner." - Francis Bacon
"It is impossible to love and to be wise." - Francis Bacon
"Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men." - Francis Bacon
"By indignities men come to dignities." - Francis Bacon
"A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." - Francis Bacon
"Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor." - Francis Bacon
"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses." - Francis Bacon
"Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise." - Francis Bacon
"But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on." - Francis Bacon
"The worst men often give the best advice." - Francis Bacon
"Wise men make more opportunities than they find." - Francis Bacon
"The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses." - Francis Bacon
"Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread." - Francis Bacon
"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed." - Francis Bacon
"We cannot command Nature except by obeying her." - Francis Bacon
"Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out." - Francis Bacon
"Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished." - Francis Bacon
"Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience." - Francis Bacon
"The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding." - Francis Bacon
"Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul." - Francis Bacon
"Knowledge is power." - Francis Bacon
"It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self." - Francis Bacon
"The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall the desire of knowledge caused men to fall." - Francis Bacon
"Knowledge and human power are synonymous." - Francis Bacon
"A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." - Francis Bacon
"Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice." - Francis Bacon
"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics." - Francis Bacon
"Science is but an image of the truth." - Francis Bacon
"Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use." - Francis Bacon
"He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils for time is the greatest innovator." - Francis Bacon
"Friends are thieves of time." - Francis Bacon
"Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority." - Francis Bacon
"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education in the elder, a part of experience." - Francis Bacon
"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." - Francis Bacon
"Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority." - Francis Bacon
"Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion." - Francis Bacon
"Truth is a good dog but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out." - Francis Bacon
"Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible." - Francis Bacon
"Science is but an image of the truth." - Francis Bacon
"What is truth? said jesting Pilate and would not stay for an answer." - Francis Bacon
"It is impossible to love and to be wise." - Francis Bacon
"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom." - Francis Bacon
"Wise men make more opportunities than they find." - Francis Bacon
"Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom." - Francis Bacon
"There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool." - Francis Bacon
"There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health." - Francis Bacon
"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses." - Francis Bacon