Francis Bacon Quotes

204 Francis Bacon quotes:

"It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other."
"A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open."
"The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs."
"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."
"Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God."
"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."
"Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority."
"Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set."
"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."
"Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time."
"Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel, and fitter for new projects than for settled business."
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"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."
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"If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts; but if we begin with doubts, and are patient in them, we shall end in certainties."
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"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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"The best preservative to keep the mind on health is the faithful admonition of a friend."
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"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"

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