Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on people and words

Always let losers have their words.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on tao

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Now therefore we come to that third sort of discredit or diminution of credit that groweth unto learning from learned men themselves, which commonly cleaveth fastest: it is either from their fortune, or from their manners, or from the nature of their studies. For the first, it is not in their power; and the second is accidental; the third only is proper to be handled; but because we are not in hand with true measure, but with popular estimation and conceit, it is not amiss to speak somewhat of the two former. The derogations therefore which grow to learning from the fortune or condion of learned men, are either in respect of scarcity of means, or in respect of privateness of life and meanness of employments.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: The Advancement of Learning and New Atlantis

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on purity and letting go

The sun, though it passes through dirty places, yet remains as pure as before.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on herbs, health, thyme, burnet, walk, hygiene, and aromatherapy

Those herbs which perfume the air most delightfully, not passed by as the rest, but, being trodden upon and crushed, are three; that is, burnet, wild thyme and watermints. Therefore, you are to set whole alleys of them, to have the pleasure when you walk or tread.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon

In charity there is no excess.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on time, truth, and authority

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on truth lies fear integrity

The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on bias, thinking, and reasoning

It is the peculiar and perpetual error of the human understanding to be more moved and excited by affirmatives than by negatives

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: The Works of Francis Bacon, page 348

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A Quote by Francis Bacon on change, life, and action

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

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on opportunity

 

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

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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