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Francis Bacon Quotes

Philosopher
Born On
1561-01-22
Died On
1626-04-09
Birth Place
Strand, London, England
Death Place
Highgate, London, England
Birth Sign
aquarius
Father
Sir Nicholas Bacon
Mother
Anne
Spouse
Alice Barnham
Nationality
British
Education
Trinity College, Cambridge, University of Poitiers, University of Cambridge

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

There was never law, or sect, or opinion did so much magnify goodness, as the Christian religion doth.

Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon

Acorns were good until bread was found.

Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.

Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

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

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.

Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon

Charity begins at home but should not end there.

Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon

Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.

Francis Bacon

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.

Francis Bacon