Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on belief, laws, and people

Mahomet made the people believe that he would call a hill to him, and from the top of it offer up his prayers for the observers of his law. The people assembled: Mahomet called the hill to come to him again and again; and when the hill stood still, he was never a whit abashed, but said, 'If the hill will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will go to the hill.'

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Boldness

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on justice

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If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: 1615

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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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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on nature

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There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Boldness

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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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