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Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon
(1561 - 1626)
English philosopher and statesman.
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The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude, which in morals is the heroical virtue.
- Francis Bacon | Adversity Quotes
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
- Francis Bacon | Beauty Quotes
As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.
- Francis Bacon | Birth Quotes
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
- Francis Bacon | Books and Reading Quotes
All rising to great places is by a winding stair.
- Francis Bacon | Goals and Ambition Quotes
It is left only to God and to the angels to be lookers on.
- Francis Bacon | God Quotes
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
- Francis Bacon | Hope Quotes
A sudden, bold, and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
- Francis Bacon | Human Relations Quotes
Knowledge is power.
- Francis Bacon | Knowledge Quotes
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
- Francis Bacon | Law and Lawyers Quotes
Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon | Loneliness Quotes
Riches are for spending.
- Francis Bacon | Money Quotes
Money is like muck - not good unless it be spread.
- Francis Bacon | Money Quotes
Generally music feedeth that disposition of the spirits which it findeth.
- Francis Bacon | Music Quotes
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
- Francis Bacon | Nature Quotes
Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he groweth out of use.
- Francis Bacon | Power Quotes
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils, for time is the greatest innovator.
- Francis Bacon | Progress Quotes
Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of Man.
- Francis Bacon | Religion Quotes
I would live to study, not study to live.
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
- Francis Bacon | Truth Quotes
The sun, though it passes through dirty places, yet remains as pure as before.
- Francis Bacon | Virtue Quotes
They are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations.
- Francis Bacon | Happiness Quotes
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
- Francis Bacon | Acceptance Quotes
The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
- Francis Bacon | Friendship Quotes
Those that lack friends to open themselves unto are cannibals of their own hearts.
- Francis Bacon | Friendship Quotes
There is no man that imparteth his joys to his friends, but he joyeth the more; and no man that imparteth his griefs to his friends, but he grieveth the less.
- Francis Bacon | Friendship Quotes
The best preservative to keep the mind in health is the faithful admonition of a friend.
- Francis Bacon | Friendship Quotes
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
- Francis Bacon | Self-Reliance Quotes
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
- Francis Bacon | Self-Reliance Quotes
Time is the greatest innovator.
- Francis Bacon | One Day Quotes
Time is the author of authors.
- Francis Bacon | One Day Quotes
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they see nothing but sea.
- Francis Bacon | Difficult Days Quotes
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
- Francis Bacon | Change Quotes
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
- Francis Bacon | Change Quotes
The lame man who keeps the right road outstrips the runner who takes a wrong one ... the more active and swift the latter is, the further he will go astray.
- Francis Bacon | Decisions Quotes
Nothing is terrible except fear itself.
- Francis Bacon | Fear Quotes
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
- Francis Bacon | Success Quotes
Fortune is like the market, where many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
If a man looks sharply and attentively, he shall see fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible.
- Francis Bacon | Opportunity Quotes
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
- Francis Bacon | Opportunities Quotes
They are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations.
- Francis Bacon | Work Quotes
Fortune is like the market, where many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
- Francis Bacon | Adversity Quotes
The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude.
- Francis Bacon | Adversity Quotes
The virtue of adversity is fortitude, which in mortals is the heroical virtue.
- Francis Bacon | Worthy Victories Quotes
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed it is the purest of human pleasures.
- Francis Bacon | Nature Quotes
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
- Francis Bacon | Anger Quotes


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