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192 Famous Quotes by Francis Bacon
1/22/1561 - 4/9/1626
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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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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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Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

Imagination Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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

Money Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Men of noble birth are noted to be envious towards new men when they rise. For the distance is altered, and it is like a deceit of the eye, that when others come on they think themselves go back.

Nobility Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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

Religion Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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

Rhetoric Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Riches are a good handmaiden, but the worst mistress.

Wealth Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Nothing is terrible except fear itself.

Inspirational Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts; but if we begin with doubts, and are patient in them, we shall end in certainties.

Inspirational Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of exercise is one of the best precepts of long lasting.

Inspirational Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Inspirational Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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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.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and a flatterer.

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

Advice / experience / wisdom 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.

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

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Men on their side must force themselves for a while to lay their notions by and begin to familiarize themselves with facts.

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