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192 Famous Quotes by Francis Bacon
1/22/1561 - 4/9/1626
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A crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures.

Mob Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.

Negativity Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.

Parents Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.

Perspective Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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

Philosophy Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

Philosophy Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Nothing destroys authority so much as the unequal and untimely interchange of power, pressed too far and relaxed too much.

Power Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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All colors will agree in the dark.

Prejudice Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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

Prosperity Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.

Providence Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Children sweeten labours; but they make misfortunes more bitter. They increase the care of life; but they mitigate the remembrance of death. The perpetuity of generation is common to beasts; but memory, merit, and noble works, are proper to men. And surely a man shall see the noblest works and foundations have proceeded from childless men; which have sought to express the images of their minds, where those of their bodies have failed.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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He that seeketh to be eminent amongst able men hath a great task; but that is ever good for the public. But he that plots to be the only figure amongst ciphers is the decay of a whole age.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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A cripple in the right way may beat a racer in the wrong one. Nay, the fleeter and better the racer is, who hath once missed his way, the farther he leaveth it behind.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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The human understanding is no dry light, but receives infusion from the will and affections; which proceed sciences which may be called "sciences as one would." For what a man had rather were true he more readily believes. Therefore he rejects difficult things from impatience of research; sober things, because they narrow hope; the deeper things of nature, from superstition; the light of experience, from arrogance and pride; things not commonly believed, out of deference to the opinion of the vulgar. Numberless in short are the ways, and sometimes imperceptible, in which the affections color and infect the understanding.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.

Psychological subjects 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.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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Love and envy make a man pine, which other affections do not, because they are not so continual.

Psychological subjects 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.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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A man is but what he knows.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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To know truly is to know by causes.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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I have taken all knowledge to be my province.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Francis Bacon

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