Francis Bacon Quotes

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

Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.

Francis Bacon

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

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

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

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.

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

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