Francis Bacon Quotes

204 Francis Bacon quotes:

"Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider."
"It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"Look to make your course regular, that men may know beforehand what they may expect."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Consistency Quotes
"For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes Prosperity Quotes
"It is good discretion not to make too much of any man at the first; because one cannot hold out that proportion"
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Admiration Quotes Discretion Quotes
"Suspicions that the mind, of itself, gathers, are but buzzes; but suspicions that are artificially nourished and put into men's heads by the tales and whisperings of others, have stings."
"Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter."
"Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory."
"It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other."
"Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority."
"Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set."
"None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Envy Quotes
"Opportunity makes a thief."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Proverbs Quotes
"The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses."
"The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors."
"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."
"For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages."
"Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion."

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