Francis Bacon quotes

Francis Bacon quotes
Francis Bacon

Sir Francis Bacon ( 22 January, 1561 – 9 April, 1626), was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, author and a pioneer of modern scientific thought. He was the son of Sir Nicholas Bacon, keeper of the great seal for Elizabeth I. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.

Below is a detailed list of Francis Bacon quotes, which reflects his wisdom.

Francis Bacon quotes
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Francis Bacon quotes
Francis Bacon quotes

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.”
– Francis Bacon
that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

“Knowledge itself is power.”
– Francis Bacon

“I have taken all knowledge to be my province. ”
– Francis Bacon

“The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power.”
– Francis Bacon

“In charity there is no excess.”
– Francis Bacon

“Riches are for spending.”
– Francis Bacon

“Nothing is terrible except fear itself.”
– Francis Bacon

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Francis bacon quotes on knowledge

“Chiefly the mold of a man’s fortune is in his own hands.”
– Francis Bacon

“Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.”
– Francis Bacon

“Wonder is the seed of knowledge”
― Francis Bacon

“A wise man will make more opportunities, than he finds.”
― Francis Bacon

“They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.”
– Francis Bacon

“A man that is young in years may be old in hours if he have lost no time. ”
― Francis Bacon

“Be angry, but sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Anger must be limited and confined, both in race and in time.”
– Francis Bacon

“Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.”
― Francis Bacon

Francis bacon quotes
Francis bacon quotes

“Be true to thyself, as thou be not false to others.”
– Francis Bacon

“There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise.”
– Francis Bacon

“The remedy is worse than the disease.”
– Francis Bacon

“It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.”
― Francis Bacon

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”
― Francis Bacon

“The winning of honor, is but the revealing of a man’s virtue and worth, without disadvantage.”
― Francis Bacon

“The worst solitute is to be destitute of true friendship.”
― Francis Bacon

“Glorious men are the scorn of wise men, the admiration of fools, the idols of parasites, and the slaves of their own vaunts.”
― Francis Bacon

Francis bacon quotes on charity
Francis bacon quotes on Charity

“There are two ways of spreading light..to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
― Francis Bacon

“Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.”
― Francis Bacon

“Men’s thoughts, are much according to their inclination; their discourse and speeches, according to their learning and infused opinions; but their deeds, are after as they have been accustomed.”
― Francis Bacon

“There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic. A man’s own observation, what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health.”
― Francis Bacon

“The serpent if it wants to become the dragon must eat itself.”
– Francis Bacon

“Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.”
– Francis Bacon

“There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.”
― Francis Bacon

“Beware of sudden change, in any great point of diet, and, if necessity inforce it, fit the rest to it. For it is a secret both in nature and state, that it is safer to change many things, than one.”
― Francis Bacon

“If we are to achieve things never before accomplished we must employ methods, never before attempted.”
― Francis Bacon

“It is not the pleasure of curiosity, nor the quiet of resolution, nor the raising of the spirit, nor victory of wit, nor faculty of speech … that are the true ends of knowledge … but it is a restitution and reinvesting, in great part, of man to the sovereignty and power, for whensoever he shall be able to call the creatures by their true names, he shall again command them.”
– Francis Bacon

“Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.”
― Francis Bacon

“He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.”
– Francis Bacon

“Boldness is ever blind; for it seeth not dangers and inconveniences.”
– Francis Bacon

Francis bacon quotes  on science and books
Francis bacon quotes on science and books

“Money is a great servant but a bad master.”
― Francis Bacon

“Knowledge, that tendeth but to satisfaction, is but as a courtesan, which is for pleasure, and not for fruit or generation.”
– Francis Bacon

“Seek first the virtues of the mind; and other things either will come, or will not be wanted.”
– Francis Bacon

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand–and melting like a snowflake…”
― Francis Bacon

“Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.”
― Francis Bacon

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”
― Francis Bacon

“Time, which is the author of authors.”
– Francis Bacon

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. He that traveleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.”
– Francis Bacon

“Great boldness is seldom without some absurdity.”
― Francis Bacon

“For man seeketh in society comfort, use, and protection: and they be three wisdom’s of divers natures, which do often sever: wisdom of the behavior, wisdom of business, and wisdom of state.”
– Francis Bacon

“It is impossible to love and be wise.”
― Francis Bacon quotes

“Man, being the servant and interpreter of Nature, can do and understand so much and so much only as he has observed in fact or in thought of the course of nature. Beyond this he neither knows anything nor can do anything.”
– Francis Bacon

“God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed it is the purest of human pleasures.”
– Francis Bacon

“There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.”
― Francis Bacon

“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.”
– Francis Bacon

Francis bacon quotes
Francis bacon quotes

“In this theater of man’s life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.”
– Francis Bacon

“Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.”
– Francis Bacon

“The age of antiquity is the youth of the world.”
– Francis Bacon

“Sacred and inspired divinity, the sabaoth and port of all men’s labors and peregrinations.”
– Francis Bacon quotes

“Seek first the virtues of the mind; and other things either will come, or will not be wanted.”
– Francis Bacon

“Nature is often hidden; sometimes overcome; seldom extinguished.”
– Francis Bacon

“Human knowledge and human power meet in one; for where the cause is not known the effect cannot be produced. Nature to be commanded must be obeyed; and that which in contemplation is as the cause is in operation as the rule.”
– Francis Bacon

“I had rather believe all the fables in the legends and the Talmud and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. And therefore, God never wrought miracle, to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.”
– Francis Bacon

“A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.”
– Francis Bacon

“The world’s a bubble, and the life of man
Less than a span.”
– Francis Bacon

“Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.”
– Francis Bacon

“The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.”
– Francis Bacon quotes

“The greatest trust, between man and man, is the trust of giving counsel. For in other confidences, men commit the parts of life; their lands, their goods, their children, their credit, some particular affair; but to such as they make their counselors, they commit the whole: by how much the more, they are obliged to all faith and integrity.”
– Francis Bacon

“Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.”
― Francis Bacon

“God has, in fact, written two books, not just one. Of course, we are all familiar with the first book he wrote, namely Scripture. But he has written a second book called creation.”
― Francis Bacon quotes

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