Knowledge is a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Source: Advancement of Learning
Contributed by: Zaady
For knowledge, too, is itself power.
Source: Religious Meditations
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Houses are built to live in and not to look on; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.
Source: Essays. Of Building
There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise.
Source: Essays. Boldness
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.
Source: Novum Organum (1620)
There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.
Source: Essays. Of Suspicion
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
The inclination to goodness is imprinted deeply in the nature of man.
Source: Essays. Goodness, and Goodness of Nature
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils, for time is the greatest innovator.
Source: Essays. Of Innovations (1597-1625)
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