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Francis Bacon

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FRANCIS BACON
Libraries are as the shrines where all the relics of the ancient saints, full of true virtue, and t...
FRANCIS BACON
Wives are young men's mistresses; companions for middle age; and old men's nurses.
FRANCIS BACON
For whatever deserves to exist deserves also to be known, for knowledge is the image of existence; a...
FRANCIS BACON
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and Adversity is not without comforts and hopes...
FRANCIS BACON
The remedy is worse than the disease.
FRANCIS BACON
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
FRANCIS BACON
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds a...
FRANCIS BACON
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
FRANCIS BACON
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him...
FRANCIS BACON
They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body;...
FRANCIS BACON
Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed.
FRANCIS BACON
Riches are a good handmaiden, but the worst mistress.
FRANCIS BACON
Truth is a naked and open daylight, that does not show the masques, and mummeries, and triumphs of t...
FRANCIS BACON
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not...
FRANCIS BACON
To know truly is to know by causes.
FRANCIS BACON
Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
FRANCIS BACON
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
FRANCIS BACON
It is impossible to love and be wise.
FRANCIS BACON
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin wit...
FRANCIS BACON
Nothing is terrible except fear itself.
FRANCIS BACON
Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.
FRANCIS BACON
Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
FRANCIS BACON
For it is most true that a natural and secret hatred and aversation towards society in any man, hat...
FRANCIS BACON
He won't, won't he? Then bring me my boots.
FRANCIS BACON
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way ...
FRANCIS BACON
The surest way to prevent seditions (if the times do bear it) is to take away the matter of them.
FRANCIS BACON
What then remains, but that we still should cry,/ Not to be born, or being born, to die?
FRANCIS BACON
But it is not only the difficulty and labor which men take in finding out of truth, nor again that w...
FRANCIS BACON
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
FRANCIS BACON
The inquiry of truth, which is the love-making, or the wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which i...
FRANCIS BACON