Sir Francis Bacon Quotes

I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious

Sir Francis Bacon

This world's a bubble.

Sir Francis Bacon

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

Sir Francis Bacon

Truth comes out of error more readily than out of confusion.

Sir Francis Bacon

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Sir Francis Bacon

Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not; but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men...the master of superstition is the people; and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order

Sir Francis Bacon

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

Sir Francis Bacon

A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war.

Sir Francis Bacon

We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.

Sir Francis Bacon

There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals.

Sir Francis Bacon

In charity there is no excess.

Sir Francis Bacon

Charity begins at home but should not end there.

Sir Francis Bacon
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