FRANCIS BACON Quotes

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.

Francis Bacon

Imagination was given to man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

Francis Bacon

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Francis Bacon

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man,and writing an exact man.

Francis Bacon

Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.

Francis Bacon

Great hypocrite are the real atheists.

Francis Bacon

Gardening is the purest of human pleasures

Francis Bacon

God almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures

Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

Francis Bacon

Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.

Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.

Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.

Francis Bacon

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

Francis Bacon
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