FRANCIS BACON Quotes

Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.

Francis Bacon

Speech of yourself ought to be seldom and well chosen.

Francis Bacon

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed

Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon

Acorns were good till bread was found.

Francis Bacon

It was well said that envy keeps no holidays.

Francis Bacon

It was well said that envy keeps no holidays.

Francis Bacon

Men possessing minds which are morose, solemn, and inflexible enjoy generally a greater share of dignity than of happiness.

Francis Bacon

[Science is] the labor and handicraft of the mind.

Francis Bacon

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

Francis Bacon

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

Francis Bacon

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

Francis Bacon

Before I start painting I have a slightly ambiguous feeling: happiness is a special excitement because unhappiness is always possible a moment later. That’s like life: it is so precious because death is always beckoning.

Francis Bacon

The feeling of desperation and unhappiness are more useful to an artist than the feeling of contentment, because desperation and unhappiness stretch your whole sensibility.

Francis Bacon

Riches are for spending.

Francis Bacon
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