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192 Famous Quotes by Francis Bacon
1/22/1561 - 4/9/1626
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Sir Francis Bacon
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Our humanity is a poor thing, except for the divinity that stirs within us.

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

Politics / government Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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For whatever deserves to exist deserves also to be known, for knowledge is the image of existence; and things mean and splendid exist alike.

Politics / government 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.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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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.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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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.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Knowledge and human power are synonymous.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth... and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below.

All about love 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.

History Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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