Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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 nature

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Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome seldom extinguished.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays, "Of Nature in Men," 1610

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on nature

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Nature to be commanded must be obeyed.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on nature

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We cannot command nature except by obeying her.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on company and love

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)

Source: Essays. Of Friendship

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on fatherhood, knowledge, and motherhood

There was a young man in Rome that was very like Augustus Caesar; Augustus took knowledge of it and sent for the man, and asked him "Was your mother never at Rome?" He answered "No Sir; but my father was."

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Apothegms, no. 87 (1624)

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