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Sir Francis Bacon
Sir Francis Bacon
(1561 - 1626)
English philosopher and statesman.
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Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Age Quotes
The best work, and of greatest merit for the public, has proceeded from the unmarried or childless men.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Bachelor Quotes
A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Body Quotes
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Books Quotes
Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Culture Quotes
Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Discration Quotes
The folly of one man is the fortune of another.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Folly Quotes
Fortune makes him fool, whom she makes her darling.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Fortune Quotes
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on.
- Sir Francis Bacon | House Quotes
Our humanity were a poor thing but for the divinity that stirs within us.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Humanity Quotes
All the crimes on earth do not destroy so many of the human race, nor alienate so much property, as drunkenness.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Intemperance Quotes
I take all knowledge to be my province.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Knowledge Quotes
For knowledge, too, is itself a power.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Knowledge Quotes
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Learning Quotes
He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Marriage Quotes
A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Marriage Quotes
I hold every man a debtor to his profession; from the which as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavor themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereunto.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Occupation Quotes
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Philosophy Quotes
Reading maketh a full man.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Reading Quotes
There was never law, or sect, or opinion did so much magnify goodness, as the Christian religion doth.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Religion Quotes
In taking revenge a man is but equal to his enemy, but in passing it over he is his superior.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Revenge Quotes
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; morals, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Study Quotes
The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Superstition Quotes
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Virtue Quotes
Wives are young men's mistresses; companions for middle age; and old men's nurses.
- Sir Francis Bacon | Wife Quotes
This world's a bubble.
- Sir Francis Bacon | World Quotes


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