Francis Bacon Quotes

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Francis Bacon Quotes
Francis Bacon Quotes
Francis Bacon was an English philosopher, scientist, statesman, and author, best known for his works which were advocates of his voice even after his death. Here I have compiled down some of the best Francis Bacon quotes for you to learn and get inspired.

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

Wonder is the seed of knowledge
Francis Bacon

Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
Francis Bacon

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

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

Truth will sooner come out from error than from confusion.
Francis Bacon

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

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

Money is a great servant but a bad master.
Francis Bacon

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

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

The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power.
Francis Bacon

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
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

Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.
Francis Bacon

Great boldness is seldom without some absurdity.
Francis Bacon

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

For friends... do but look upon good Books: they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble.
Francis Bacon

The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it.
Francis Bacon

By far the best proof is experience.
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

Nature cannot be commanded except by being obeyed.
Francis Bacon

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

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

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

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

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

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

In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
Francis Bacon

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

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
Francis Bacon

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

The surest way to prevent seditions...is to take away the matter of them.
Francis Bacon

Silence is the virtue of fools.
Francis Bacon

The remedy is worse than the disease.
Francis Bacon

Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends.
Francis Bacon

For no man can forbid the spark nor tell whence it may come.
Francis Bacon

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