Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on life

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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 (1561 - 1626)

Source: Advancement of Learning

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on failure and men

The noblest works and foundations have proceeded from childless men, which have sought to express the images of their minds where those of their bodies have failed.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Parents and Children

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on world

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The more a man drinketh of the world, the more it intoxicateth.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on society

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Man seeketh in society comfort, use and protection.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: The Advancement of Learning, 1605

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on children, fortune, virtue, and wives

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Marriage and Single Life

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on failure, mathematics, and nature

And as for Mixed Mathematics, I may only make this prediction, that there cannot fail to be more kinds of them, as nature grows further disclosed.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Advancement of Learning book 2; De Augmentis book 3.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on good and money

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Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays: Of Seditions and Troubles (1597-1625)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on good and money

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Money is a good servant but a bad master.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on money and wealth

If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on ignorance, knowledge, and power

Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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