Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

A Quote by Francis Bacon on friendship, love, and solitude

"Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on revolutions

It would be unsound fancy and self-contradictory to expect that things which have never yet been done can be done except by means which have never yet been tried.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on words and mind

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There arises from a bad and unapt formation of words a wonderful obstruction to the mind.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 179

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on nature, labyrinth, movement, pace, patience, and focus

Nature is a labyrinth in which the very haste you move with will make you loose your way.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon

If we begin with certainties we shall end in doubts; but if we begin with doubts, and are patient with them, we shall end with certainties.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on confusion, errors, and truth

Truth comes out of error more readily than out of confusion.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on laws, people, wealth, weal, supreme, and well-being

Judges ought above all to remember the conclusion of the Roman Twelve Tables :The supreme law of all is the weal [weatlh/ well-being] of the people.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: The Works of Francis Bacon By Francis Bacon, Robert Leslie Ellis, P.269

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon

I knew one that when he wrote a letter he would put that which was most material in the postscript, as if it had been a bymatter.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Cunning

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on chance, good, and words

In things that are tender and unpleasing, it is good to break the ice by some one whose words are of less weight, and to reserve the more weighty voice to come in as by chance.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Cunning

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