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192 Famous Quotes by Francis Bacon
1/22/1561 - 4/9/1626
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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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Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil times; and which have much veneratoin, but no rest.

Royalty Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Of Empire

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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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Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.

Architecture Quotes, by Francis Bacon , Source: Essays--Of Building

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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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Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.

Ability Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

Adversity Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.

Bachelors Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.

Cunning Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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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.

Discretion Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.

Doubt Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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

Fame Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.

Goodness Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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