Francis Bacon Quotes

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

It is not possible to run a course aright when the goal itself has not been rightly placed.

Francis Bacon

it is the peculiar and perpetual error of the human understanding to be more moved and excited by affirmatives than by negatives

Francis Bacon

Art is man added to Nature.

Francis Bacon

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.

Francis Bacon

Riches are a good handmaid, but the worst mistress.

Francis Bacon

Nothing is terrible except fear itself.

Francis Bacon

It is a strange desire, to seek power and to lose liberty.

Francis Bacon

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.

Francis Bacon

Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.

Francis Bacon

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.

Francis Bacon

Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.

Francis Bacon

As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.

Francis Bacon

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.

Francis Bacon

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