Sir Francis Bacon Quotes (103 quotations)

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1. A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner. - Sir Francis Bacon

2. A good life is a series of joyful meetings and joyful moments. - Sir Francis Bacon

3. A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, But depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. - Sir Francis Bacon

4. A little philosophy inclineth men's minds toward atheism; but depth of philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. - Sir Francis Bacon

5. A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green. - Sir Francis Bacon

6. A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. - Sir Francis Bacon

7. A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open. - Sir Francis Bacon

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

9. Acorns were good until bread was found. - Sir Francis Bacon

10. All rising to great place is by a winding stair. - Sir Francis Bacon

11. Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Sir Francis Bacon

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

13. Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite. - Sir Francis Bacon

14. 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. - Sir Francis Bacon

15. Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books. - Sir Francis Bacon

16. By far the best proof is experience. - Sir Francis Bacon

17. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue. - Sir Francis Bacon

18. Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter. - Sir Francis Bacon

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

20. Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home. - Sir Francis Bacon

21. Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. - Sir Francis Bacon

22. Dolendi modus, timendi non item. (To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.) - Sir Francis Bacon

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

24. For it is esteemed a kind of dishonour unto learning to descend to inquiry or meditation upon matters mechanical, except they be such as may be thought secrets, rarities, and special subtilities, which humour of vain supercilious arrogancy is justly derided in Plato... But the truth is, they be not the highest instances that give the securest information; as may well be expressed in the tale... of the philosopher, that while he gazed upwards to the stars fell into the water; for if he had looked down he might have seen the stars in the water, but looking aloft he could not see the water in the stars. So it cometh often to pass, that mean and small things discover great, better than great can discover the small. - Sir Francis Bacon

25. For there is no question but a just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war. - Sir Francis Bacon

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