Francis Bacon Quotes

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

Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel, and fitter for new projects than for settled business.

Francis Bacon

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.

Francis Bacon

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.

Francis Bacon

Truth will sooner come out from error than from confusion.

Francis Bacon

Human knowledge and human power meet in one; for where the cause is not known the effect cannot be produced. Nature to be commanded must be obeyed; and that which in contemplation is as the cause is in operation as the rule.

Francis Bacon

Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.

Francis Bacon

Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.

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

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

Francis Bacon

Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.

Francis Bacon
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