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Quotes by sir francis bacon - (47 quotes)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Ability category:

Natural abilities are like natural plants that need pruning by study. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Advice category:

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. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Aging category:

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Artists category:

I don't think people are born artists; I think it comes from a mixture of your surroundings, the people you meet, and luck. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Beauty category:

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Beauty category:

The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Beauty category:

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Books category:

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Design category:

Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Doubt category:

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. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Effort category:

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Envy category:

Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is no comparison, no envy. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Experience category:

By far the best proof is experience. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Fame category:

Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Fashion category:

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Fire category:

Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Friendship category:

Friends are thieves of time. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Habit category:

Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Hope category:

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Humanity category:

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Innovation category:

As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all innovations, which are the births of time. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Innovation category:

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Knowledge category:

For also knowledge itself is power. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Light category:

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Memory category:

Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Money category:

Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Money category:

Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Money category:

Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Nature category:

Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Opportunity category:

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Patience category:

Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Perfection category:

Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Philosophy category:

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

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Pleasure category:

Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Profession category:

It is a great happiness when men's professions and their inclinations accord. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Prosperity category:

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Questions category:

A prudent question is one-half wisdom. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Questions category:

Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Senses category:

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Silence category:

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Solitude category:

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Thought category:

A man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket, and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought are commonly the most valuable, and should be secured, because they seldom return. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Travel category:

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Truth category:

Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Understanding category:

The human understanding of its own nature is prone to suppose the existence of more order and regularity in the world than it finds. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Unknowns category:

Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Sir Francis Bacon - From the Writing category:

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. (Sir Francis Bacon)