Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on impossibility and love

It is impossible to love and be wise.

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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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on departure, judgment, and laws

When a judge departs from the letter of the law he becomes a lawbreaker.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on good and hope

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Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon

Houses are built to live in and not to look on; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Building

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