Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on laws

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One of the Seven was wont to say; "Laws were like cobwebs; where the small flies were caught, and the great brake through."

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Apothegms

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on children, darkness, death, fear, and men

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 (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Death

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on belief and understanding

The human understanding is no dry light, but receives an infusion from the will and affections... What a man had rather were true he more readily believes.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Novum Organum (1620)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon

There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Suspicion

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on humor, imagination, and sense of humor

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on goodness and nature

The inclination to goodness is imprinted deeply in the nature of man.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Goodness, and Goodness of Nature

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on evil, remedies, and time

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils, for time is the greatest innovator.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Innovations (1597-1625)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on elderly, men, and questions

He was reputed one of the wise men that made answer to the question when a man should marry? 'A young man not yet, an elder man not at all.'

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Marriage and Single Life

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on art and inventions

The art of invention grows young with the things invented.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on fear, parenthood, and secrets

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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