Francis Bacon Quotes


204 Francis Bacon quotes:



"Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Age And Aging Quotes Elderly Quotes
"Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity of the New, which carrieth the greater benediction and the clearer revelation of God’s favor. Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes Prosperity Quotes
"Prosperity doth best discover vice, but Adversity doth best discover virtue"
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"Prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"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."
"Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom."
"It was prettily devised of Aesop, ''The fly sat on the axle tree of the chariot wheel and said, what dust do I raise! ''"
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study"
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"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."
"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience."
"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom."
"Wise men make more opportunities than they find."
"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses."
"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."
"We cannot command Nature except by obeying her."
"Knowledge is power."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Power Quotes
"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: English Philosopher Quotes Gardening And Gardens Quotes



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