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192 Famous Quotes by Francis Bacon
1/22/1561 - 4/9/1626
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It was prettily devised of Aesop: The fly sat upon the axle-tree of the chariot-wheel, and said, What a dust do I raise!

Flies Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Of Vain Glory, attributed to Aesop but found in "Fables" of Laurentius Abstemius

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We see how flies, and spiders, and the like, get a sepulchre in amber, more durable than the monument and embalming of the body of any king.

Flies Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Sylvia Sylvarum (century I, experiment 100)

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

Matrimony Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Of Marriage and Single Life

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Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed.

Virtue Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Of Adversity

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Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.

Virtue Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Of Beauty

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Young men are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business.

Youth Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Of Youth and Age

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

Money Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Of Sedition

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Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. He that travelleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.

Traveling Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Of Travel

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For it is most true that a natural and secret hatred and aversation towards society in any man, hath somewhat of the savage beast.

Society Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Civil and Moral--Of Friendship

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Man was formed for society.

Society Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Civil and Moral--Of Friendship

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If I had always served God as I have served you, Madam, I should not have great account to render at my death.

Service Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Life and Times of Francis the First (vol. I, p. 46, of ed. 2)

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There was never law, or set, or opinion did so much magnify goodness, as the Christian religion doth.

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

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The greatest vicissitude of things amongst men, is the vicissitude of sects and religions.

Religion Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Of Vicissitude of Things

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Religion brought forth riches, and the daughter devoured the mother. [Lat., Religio peperit divitias et filia devoravit matrem.]

Religion Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Of Vicissitude of Things

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Vices of the time; vices of the man. [Lat., Vitia temporis; vitia hominis.]

Vice Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Humble Submission and Supplication to the Lords of Parliament

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There is a cunning which we in England call the turning of the cat in the pan.

Deceit Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Of Cunning

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A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

Philosophy Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Atheism

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The sun, which passeth through pollutions and itself remains as pure as before.

Sun Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Advancement of Learning (bk. II)

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(He) put that which was most material in the postscript.

Post Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays (93), (Arber's ed.)

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If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us.

Justice Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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We cannot command nature except by obeying her.

Nature Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Opportunity Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

Questions Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Wisdom Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business.

Youth Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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