Francis Bacon quotes

“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

“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

“Knowledge is power.”

— Francis Bacon

“A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.”

— Francis Bacon

“It is impossible to love and to be wise.”

— Francis Bacon

“A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.”

— Francis Bacon

“I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.”

— Francis Bacon

“A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.”

— Francis Bacon

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”

— Francis Bacon

“He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.”

— Francis Bacon

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

— Francis Bacon

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.”

— Francis Bacon

“In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.”

— Francis Bacon

“Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.”

— Francis Bacon

“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.”

— Francis Bacon

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

— Francis Bacon

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”

— Francis Bacon

“Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.”

— Francis Bacon

“Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.”

— Francis Bacon

“If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.”

— Francis Bacon

“Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.”

— Francis Bacon

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

— Francis Bacon

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

— Francis Bacon

“Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.”

— Francis Bacon

“Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.”

— Francis Bacon

“There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.”

— Francis Bacon

“The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.”

— Francis Bacon

“Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.”

— Francis Bacon

“Friends are thieves of time.”

— Francis Bacon

“God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.”

— Francis Bacon
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