All Quotes, Francis Bacon

50 Francis Bacon Quotes

The Father of Empiricism, Francis Bacon was an English philosopher and statesman. Widely credited for developing the scientific method Francis Bacon also served as The Attorney General of England. He is remembered for his functional system for libraries. Francis Bacon is considered one of the greatest philosophers of the medieval era. This is a humble tribute with 50 of Francis Bacon quotes on knowledge, life and friendship.

Constancy is the foundation of virtues. - Francis Bacon
Knowledge is power. - Francis Bacon
Wise men make more opportunities than they find. - Francis Bacon
Science is but an image of the truth. - Francis Bacon
Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true. - Francis Bacon
By indignities men come to dignities. - Francis Bacon
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. - Francis Bacon
Opportunity makes a thief. - Francis Bacon
By far the best proof is experience. - Francis Bacon
Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice. - Francis Bacon
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative. - Francis Bacon
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time. - Francis Bacon
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding. - Francis Bacon
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. - Francis Bacon
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite. - Francis Bacon
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors. - Francis Bacon
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread. - Francis Bacon
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance. - Francis Bacon
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity. - Francis Bacon
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. - Francis Bacon
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior. - Francis Bacon
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly. - Francis Bacon
There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion. - 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
Wonder is the seed of knowledge. - Francis Bacon
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present. - Francis Bacon
The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it. - Francis Bacon
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. - Francis Bacon
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses. - Francis Bacon
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible. - Francis Bacon
Great boldness is seldom without some absurdity. - Francis Bacon
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend. - Francis Bacon
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. - Francis Bacon
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished. - 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. - Francis Bacon
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. - Francis Bacon
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study. - Francis Bacon
To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none. - Francis Bacon
Books speak plain when counselors blanch. - Francis Bacon
Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home. - Francis Bacon
If a man is gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows that he is a citizen of the world. - Francis Bacon
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable. - Francis Bacon
The virtue of prosperity is temperance, the virtue of adversity is fortitude. - Francis Bacon
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul. - Francis Bacon
Revenge is a king of wild justice. - Francis Bacon
He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many. - Francis Bacon
The folly of one man is the fortune of another. - Francis Bacon
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. - Francis Bacon
Mixture of lie doth ever add pleasure. - Francis Bacon
All colours will agree in the dark. - Francis Bacon
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