FRANCIS BACON QUOTES

English philosopher (1561-1626)

Francis Bacon quote

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.

FRANCIS BACON, Advancement of Learning

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Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.

FRANCIS BACON, Essays

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God Almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.

FRANCIS BACON, Essays

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Man seeketh in society comfort, use, and protection.

FRANCIS BACON, Advancement of Learning

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They that deny a God destroy man's nobility, for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.

FRANCIS BACON, Essays

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Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.

FRANCIS BACON, "Of Seditions and Troubles," Essays

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And for matter of policy and government, that learning, should rather hurt, than enable thereunto, is a thing very improbable.

FRANCIS BACON, The Advancement of Learning

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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.

FRANCIS BACON, Advancement of Learning

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Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

FRANCIS BACON, Apothegms

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Silence is the virtue of fools.

FRANCIS BACON, De Augmentis Scientiarum

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Knowledge is power.

FRANCIS BACON, Meditationes Sacrae

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All colours will agree in the dark.

FRANCIS BACON, Essays

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Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.

FRANCIS BACON, Essays

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A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.

FRANCIS BACON, Essays

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As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.

FRANCIS BACON, Essays

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The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.

FRANCIS BACON, "Of Goodness and Goodness in Nature," Essays

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He that travelleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.

FRANCIS BACON, Essays

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He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.

FRANCIS BACON, Essays

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Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.

FRANCIS BACON, Essays

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Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.

FRANCIS BACON, Essays

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