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Francis Bacon Quotes

204 Francis Bacon quotes:

"Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws."
"If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world."
"The remedy is worse than the disease."
"We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do."
"The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding."
"Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity."
"Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall."
"Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible."
"The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears."
"Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business."
"He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief."
"Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance."
"Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man."
"Silence is the virtue of fools."
"Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability."
"The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears."
"Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue."
"The worst men often give the best advice."
"Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible."
"A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it."

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