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Francis Bacon Quotes

204 Francis Bacon quotes:

"Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons did bury their fathers, but in wars the fathers did bury their sons"
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"Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study"
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience."
"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience."
"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom."
"Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly."
"Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far and relaxed too much."
"Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority"
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Authority 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
"To choose time is to save time."
"I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."
"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
"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics."
"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."
"Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"Our humanity is a poor thing, except for the divinity that stirs within us."
"Surely every medicine is an innovation, and he that will not apply new remedies, must expect new evils."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Innovation Quotes
"Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: History And Historians Quotes Logic Quotes
"It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the counsels, and to leave the observations and conclusions thereupon to the liberty and faculty of every man's judgment."
"Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: History Quotes

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