Francis Bacon Quotes

204 Francis Bacon quotes:

"Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider."
"They that deny a God destroy man's nobility, for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he is not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature"
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"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."
"All colors will agree in the dark."
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"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
"Of great wealth there is no real use, except in its distribution, the rest is just conceit."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Conceit Quotes
"It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self."
"The great advantages of simulation and dissimulation are three. First to lay asleep opposition and to surprise. For where a man's intentions are published, it is an alarum to call up all that are against them. The second is to reserve a man's self a fair retreat: for if a man engage himself, by a manifest declaration, he must go through, or take a fall. The third is, the better to discover the mind of another. For to him that opens himself, men will hardly show themselves adverse; but will fair let him go on, and turn their freedom of speech to freedom of thought."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Deception Quotes
"People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors."
"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion."
"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
"Men suppose their reason has command over their words; still it happens that words in return exercise authority on reason"
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: Authority 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
"To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of exercise is one of the best precepts of long lasting."
"There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise"
"There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals."

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