francis bacon Quotes

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
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— Francis Bacon
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.
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— Francis Bacon
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
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— Francis Bacon
Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.
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— Francis Bacon
God has, in fact, written two books, not just one. Of course, we are all familiar with the first book he wrote, namely Scripture. But he has written a second book called creation.
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— Francis Bacon
If we are to achieve things never before accomplished we must employ methods never before attempted
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— Francis Bacon
The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it.
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— Francis Bacon
Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends
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— Francis Bacon
The general root of superstition : namely, that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other.
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— Francis Bacon
There are two ways of spreading light..to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
— Francis Bacon
It is impossible to love and be wise.
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— Francis Bacon
Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.
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— Francis Bacon
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
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— Francis Bacon
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
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— Francis Bacon
Money is a great servant but a bad master.
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— Francis Bacon
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand--and melting like a snowflake...
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— Francis Bacon
Reading maketh a full man; and writing an axact man. And, therefore, if a man write little, he need have a present wit; and if he read little, he need have much cunning to seem to know which he doth not.
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— Francis Bacon
Wonder is the seed of knowledge
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— Francis Bacon
It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.
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— Francis Bacon
Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
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— Francis Bacon
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
tags: humor men imagination
— Francis Bacon
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
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— Francis Bacon
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
tags: bad hope breakfast
— Francis Bacon
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
tags: book
— Francis Bacon
For friends... do but look upon good Books: they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble.
tags: friends true
— Francis Bacon
Parents who wish to train up their children in the way they should go must go in the way in which they would have their children go.
tags: children wishes child parent
— Francis Bacon
I will never be an old man. To me old age is always 15 years older than I am.
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— Francis Bacon
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
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— Francis Bacon
There Are But Two Tragedies in Life- One is One's Inability to attain One's Heart's Desire-The Other Is To Have It!
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— Francis Bacon
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
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— Francis Bacon
Nature cannot be commanded except by being obeyed.
tags: nature
— Francis Bacon
By far the best proof is experience.
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— Francis Bacon
Money is like manure, its only good if you spread it around.
tags: money
— Francis Bacon
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
tags: advice bad example
— Francis Bacon
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.
— Francis Bacon
A man that is young in years may be old in hours if he have lost no time.
tags: time men young lost year
— Francis Bacon
Silence is the virtue of fools.
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— Francis Bacon
The remedy is worse than the disease.
— Francis Bacon
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
tags: thoughts moment write
— Francis Bacon
Great boldness is seldom without some absurdity.
— Francis Bacon
francis bacon
Birth    : January 22, 1561
Death  : April 9, 1626
Occupation  : Former Lord Chancellor

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