Francis Bacon Quotes


204 Francis Bacon quotes:



"It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth... and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"It is the wisdom of the crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"If thou would'st have that stream of hard-earn'd knowledge, of Wisdom heaven-born, remain sweet running waters, thou should'st not leave it to become a stagnant pond."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"For it is not possible to join serpentine wisdom with columbine innocence, except men know exactly all the conditions of the serpent: his baseness and going upon his belly, his volubility and lubricity, his envy and sting, and the rest; that is, all forms and natures of evil: for without this, virtue lieth open and unfenced."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"Nature is commanded by obeying her."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"In nature things move violently to their place, and calmly in their place"
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"The Trinitarian believes a virgin to be the mother of a son who is her maker."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Mother Quotes
"Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it."
"As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Living Quotes
"The place of justice is a hallowed place"
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Justice Quotes
"Revenge is a kind of wild justice."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Justice Quotes
"It is not the lie that passeth through the mind, but the lie that sinketh in, and settleth in it that doth the hurt"
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Mind Quotes
"There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous: a fertile soil, busy workshops, easy conveyance for men and goods from place to place"
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"Cato said the best way to keep good acts in memory was to refresh them with new."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Memory Quotes
"The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine, because the office of medicine is but to tune the curious harp of man's body."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Poet Quotes Medicine Quotes
"Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he groweth out of use"
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Strength Quotes
"In thinking, if a person begins with certainties, they shall end in doubts, but if they can begin with doubts, they will end in certainties."
"To choose time is to save time."
"Time is the measure of business."
"Speech of yourself ought to be seldom and well chosen."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Speech Quotes



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