FRANCIS BACON Quotes

The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.

Francis Bacon

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.

Francis Bacon

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

Francis Bacon

Men of noble birth are noted to be envious towards new men when they rise. For the distance is altered, and it is like a deceit of the eye, that when others come on they think themselves go back.

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

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

Francis Bacon

The honorablest part of talk is to give the occasion, and again to moderate and pass to somewhat else; for then a man leads the dance.

Francis Bacon

Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

FRANCIS BACON

A wise man will make more opportunities, than he finds.

Francis Bacon

Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.

Francis Bacon

Boldness is ever blind; for it seeth not dangers and inconveniences.

Francis Bacon

Virtue is like precious odors most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed.

Francis Bacon

Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince\'s part to pardon.

Francis Bacon

Truth is a naked and open daylight, that doth not shew the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candlelights.

Francis Bacon

Truth will sooner come out from error than from confusion.

Francis Bacon

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