Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Time For Francis Bacon Quotes

"Wise men make more opportunities than they find." Francis Bacon

"It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral." Francis Bacon

"A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it." Francis Bacon

"Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy." Francis Bacon

"But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on." Francis Bacon

"The worst men often give the best advice." Francis Bacon

"Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished." Francis Bacon

"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom." Francis Bacon

"Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New." Francis Bacon

"Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance." Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon Quotes
Portrait of Francis Bacon, by Frans Pourbus (1617), Palace on the Water in Warsaw.

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban(s), KC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.

Bacon has been called the creator of empiricism. His works established and popularised inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method, or simply the scientific method. His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, much of which still surrounds conceptions of proper methodology today.

Bacon was knighted in 1603, and created both the Baron Verulam in 1618 and the Viscount St. Alban in 1621; as he died without heirs, both peerages became extinct upon his death. He famously died by contracting pneumonia while studying the effects of freezing on the preservation of meat.
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"Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall." Francis Bacon

"Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience." Francis Bacon

"The great end of life is not knowledge but action." Francis Bacon

"It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about." Francis Bacon

"The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors." Francis Bacon

"Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper." Francis Bacon

"A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open." Francis Bacon

"Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man." Francis Bacon

"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses." Francis Bacon

"As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time." Francis Bacon

"Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul." Francis Bacon

"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics." Francis Bacon

"There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying." Francis Bacon

"He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator." Francis Bacon

"Rebellions of the belly are the worst." Francis Bacon

"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god." Francis Bacon

"Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason." Francis Bacon

"We cannot command Nature except by obeying her." Francis Bacon

"He that hath knowledge spareth his words." Francis Bacon

"The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil." Francis Bacon

"Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much." Francis Bacon

"Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom." Francis Bacon

"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." Francis Bacon

"God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires." Francis Bacon

"By indignities men come to dignities." Francis Bacon

"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." Francis Bacon

"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience." Francis Bacon

"The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs." Francis Bacon

"Friends are thieves of time." Francis Bacon

"Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men." Francis Bacon

"Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God." 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

"Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible." Francis Bacon

"What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer." Francis Bacon

"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion." Francis Bacon

"They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils." Francis Bacon

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

"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea." Francis Bacon

"The remedy is worse than the disease." Francis Bacon

"Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider." Francis Bacon

"If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world." Francis Bacon

"Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes." Francis Bacon

"Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread." Francis Bacon

"Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse." Francis Bacon

"Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use." Francis Bacon

"Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor." Francis Bacon

"Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly." Francis Bacon

"Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity." Francis Bacon

"Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability." Francis Bacon

"The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears." Francis Bacon

"Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out." Francis Bacon

"Knowledge is power." Francis Bacon

"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed." Francis Bacon

"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present." Francis Bacon

"Acorns were good until bread was found." Francis Bacon

"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." Francis Bacon

"This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well." Francis Bacon

"The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express." Francis Bacon

"When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative." Francis Bacon

"It is natural to die as to be born." Francis Bacon

"The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall." Francis Bacon

"Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid." Francis Bacon

"Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety." Francis Bacon

"A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner." Francis Bacon

"Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress." Francis Bacon

"Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion." Francis Bacon

"Science is but an image of the truth." Francis Bacon

"A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green." Francis Bacon

"Knowledge and human power are synonymous." Francis Bacon

"The worst solitude is to have no real friendships." Francis Bacon

"Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time." Francis Bacon

"Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws." Francis Bacon

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

"For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages." Francis Bacon

"Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom." Francis Bacon

"It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other." Francis Bacon

"The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses." Francis Bacon

"God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave." Francis Bacon

"Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable." Francis Bacon

"Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter." Francis Bacon

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

"God's first creature, which was light." Francis Bacon

"Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite." Francis Bacon

"Opportunity makes a thief." Francis Bacon

"The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied." Francis Bacon

"The place of justice is a hallowed place." Francis Bacon

"Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible." Francis Bacon

"Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory." Francis Bacon

"The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon." Francis Bacon

"Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice." Francis Bacon

"I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am." Francis Bacon

"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery." Francis Bacon

"Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable." Francis Bacon

"If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us." Francis Bacon

"I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death." Francis Bacon

"Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set." Francis Bacon

"The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding." Francis Bacon

"There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little." Francis Bacon

"We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do." Francis Bacon

"It is impossible to love and to be wise." Francis Bacon

"Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt." Francis Bacon

"Silence is the virtue of fools." Francis Bacon

"People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors." 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 the daughter of time, not of authority." Francis Bacon

1 comment:

  1. Excellent collection about Francis Bacon Quotes. I have composed some quotes from you. Thanks for sharing!!