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192 Famous Quotes by Francis Bacon
1/22/1561 - 4/9/1626
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The folly of one man is the fortune of another.

Proverbs Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Of Fortune

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The remedy is worse than the disease.

Proverbs Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Of Seditions

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He won't, won't he? Then bring me my boots.

Proverbs Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Of Seditions

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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, his is a base and ignoble creature.

God Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Of Atheism

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Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; morals, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.

Education Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Of Studies

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All authority must be out of a man's self, turned . . . either upon an art, or upon a man. - Francis Bacon,

Authority Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Natural History--Century X--Touching emission of immateriate virtues, etc.

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Learning hath his infancy, when it is but beginning and almost childish; then his youth, when it is luxuriant and juvenile; then his strength of years, when it is solid and reduced; and lastly his old age, when it waxeth dry and exhaust.

Learning Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays Civil and Moral--Of Vicissitude of Things

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Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.

Learning Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Of Studies

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Words, as a Tartar's bow, do not shoot back upon the understanding of the wisest, and mightily entangle and pervert the judgment.

Words Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Advancement of Learning

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And let him be sure to leave other men their turns to speak.

Speech Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Civil and Moral--Of Discourse (no. 32)

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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.

Speech Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Of Discourse

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One of the Seven was wont to say: "That laws were like cobwebs; where the small flies were caught, and the great brake through."

Law Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Apothegms (no. 181)

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Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect.

Knowledge Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Aphorism III

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Knowledge bloweth up, but charity buildeth up.

Knowledge Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Rendering of I Cor. VIII (I)

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For knowledge, too, is itself a power. [Lat., Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est.]

Knowledge Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Treatise--De Hoeresiis

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

Wives Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Of Marriage and Single Life

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Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; Adversity is the blessing of the New.

Blessings Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Of Adversity

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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.

Death Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Of Death

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Because indeed there was never law, or sect, or opinion, did so much magnify goodness, as the Christian religion doth.

Goodness Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature

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The World's a bubble, and the Life of Man less than a span: In his conception wretched, from the womb so to the tomb. Curst from his cradle, and brought up to years with cares and fears. Who then to frail mortality shall trust, But limns the water, or but writes in dust.

Life Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Life--Preface to the Translation of Certain Psalms

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But no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of Truth.

Truth Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Of Truth

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Come home to men's business and bosoms.

Business Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays (dedication of edition 9)

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Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.

Reading Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Of Studies

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The folly of one man is the fortune of another.

Folly Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Of Fortune

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But I account the use that a man should seek of the publishing of his own writings before his death, to be but an untimely anticipation of that which is proper to follow a man, and not to go along with him. - Francis Bacon,

Publishing Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: An Advertisement Touching a Holy War--Epistle Dedicatory

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