Francis Bacon Quotes

204 Francis Bacon quotes:

"Mark what a generosity and courage (a dog) will put on when he finds himself maintained by a man, who to him is instead of a God"
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Courtesy Quotes
"Opportunity makes a thief."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Proverbs Quotes
"None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Envy Quotes
"Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake..."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Eternity Quotes
"When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative."
"Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt."
"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."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: English Philosopher Quotes Observation Quotes
"The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall."
"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."
"Acorns were good until bread was found."
"Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: English Philosopher Quotes Reason Quotes
"Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread."
"God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave."
"The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon."
"Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing."
"Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again."
"The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied."

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