Francis Bacon Quotes

204 Francis Bacon quotes:

"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics."
"Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite."
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"I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."
"A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green."
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is."
"Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor."
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"Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse."
"He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator."
"Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly."
"By indignities men come to dignities."
"Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men."
"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea."
"Age will not be defied."
"Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still; for age will not be defied."
"There is no great concurrence between learning and wisdom."
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"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."
"Philosophy, when superficially studied, excites doubt; when thoroughly explored, it dispels it"
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"It is good discretion not to make too much of any man at the first; because one cannot hold out that proportion"
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"In counsel it is good to see dangers; but in execution not to see them unless they be very great"
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"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."

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