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Francis Bacon Quotes

204 Francis Bacon quotes:

"Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages of books, and the like, we do save and recover somewhat from the deluge of time"
"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."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Certainty Quotes
"It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"Certainly it is a heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind to move in charity, rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Charity Quotes
"In charity there is no excess."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Charity Quotes
"Of great wealth there is no real use, except in its distribution, the rest is just conceit."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Conceit Quotes
"Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity of the New, which carrieth the greater benediction and the clearer revelation of God’s favor. Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes Prosperity Quotes
"Prosperity doth best discover vice, but Adversity doth best discover virtue"
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"All colors will agree in the dark."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Prejudice Quotes Colors Quotes
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"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."
"Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom."
"Consistency is the foundation of virtue."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Consistency Quotes
"Look to make your course regular, that men may know beforehand what they may expect."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Consistency Quotes
"It is good discretion not to make too much of any man at the first; because one cannot hold out that proportion"
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Admiration Quotes Discretion Quotes
"Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
"People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors."
"Opportunity makes a thief."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Proverbs Quotes
"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."

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