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Francis Bacon Quotes


204 Francis Bacon quotes:



"The worst solitude is to have no real friendships."
"What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer."
"The place of justice is a hallowed place."
"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties."
"God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires."
"Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
"Knowledge and human power are synonymous."
"The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate."
"Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes."
"As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time."
"A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open."
"Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order."
"This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well."
"Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety."
"It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about."
"For also knowledge itself is power."
"In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior."
"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."
"In counsel it is good to see dangers; but in execution not to see them unless they be very great"
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