Francis Bacon Quotes

A man who contemplates revenge keeps his wounds green.

Francis Bacon

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

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

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

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

Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of his soul.Men must not turn bees, and kill themselves in stinging others.

Francis Bacon

Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.

Francis Bacon

But by far the greatest obstacle to the progress of science and to the undertaking of new tasks and provinces therein is found in this that men despair and think things impossible.

Francis Bacon

The human understanding is moved by those things most which strike and enter the mind simultaneously and suddenly, and so fill the imagination; and then it feigns and supposes all other things to be somehow, though it cannot see how, similar to those few things by which it is surrounded.

Francis Bacon

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