Quotation Explorer - 'Francis Bacon'

For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics. - Francis Bacon
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted ...but to weigh and consider. - Francis Bacon
Crafty men condemn studies; Simple men admire them; And wise men use them: For they teach not their own use: but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation. - Francis Bacon
Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read. - Francis Bacon
by indignities men come to dignities - Francis Bacon
Great art is always a way of concentrating, reinventing what is called fact, what we know of our existence- a reconcentration… tearing away the veils, the attitudes people acquire of their time and earlier time. Really good artists tear down those veils - Francis Bacon
Money is a great servant but a bad master. - Francis Bacon
The inquiry of truth, which is the love-making, or the wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature. - Francis Bacon
Reading maketh a full man; and writing an axact man. And, therefore, if a man write little, he need have a present wit; and if he read little, he need have much cunning to seem to know which he doth not. - Francis Bacon
All rising to a great place is by a winding stair. - Francis Bacon
the serpent if it wants to become the dragon must eat itself. - Francis Bacon
Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it. - Francis Bacon
Nature cannot be commanded except by being obeyed. - Francis Bacon
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly. - Francis Bacon
Look upon good books; they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble: be you but true to yourself...and you shall need no other comfort nor counsel. - Francis Bacon
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. - Francis Bacon
A man that is young in years may be old in hours if he have lost no time. - Francis Bacon
A man dies as often as he loses his friends. - Francis Bacon
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. - Francis Bacon
The only really interesting thing iswhat happens between two people in a room. - Francis Bacon
Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience. - Francis Bacon
The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power. - Francis Bacon
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books."[Proposition touching Amendment of Laws] - Francis Bacon
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished. - Francis Bacon
Wonder is the seed of knowledge - Francis Bacon
Seek not proud riches, but such as thou mayest get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly. - Francis Bacon
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
Truth is a naked and open daylight, that does not show the masques, and mummeries, and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candle-lights. . . A mixture of a lie doth ever add pleasure - Francis Bacon
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion - Francis Bacon
We gave ourselves for lost men, and prepared for death. Yet we did lift up our hearts and voices to God above, who "showeth His wonders in the deep". - Francis Bacon
Despise no new accident in your body, but ask opinion of it… There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic. A man’s observation, what he finds good and of what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health. - Francis Bacon
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. - Francis Bacon
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. - Francis Bacon
Knowledge itself is power - Francis Bacon
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable. - Francis Bacon
God has, in fact, written two books, not just one. Of course, we are all familiar with the first book he wrote, namely Scripture. But he has written a second book called creation. - Francis Bacon
If in other sciences we should arrive at certainty without doubt and truth without error, it behooves us to place the foundations of knowledge in mathematics. - Francis Bacon
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