Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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 death, instinct, and men

When a bee stings, she dies. She cannot sting and live. When men sting, their better selves die. Every sting kills a better instinct. Men must not turn bees and kill themselves in stinging others.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on god, greatness, security, and speech

It is yet a higher speech of his [Seneca] than the other, . . . 'It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man, and the security of a God.'

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Adversity

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on pleasure and rest

Those herbs which perfume the air most delightfully, not passed by as the rest, but, being trodden upon and crushed, are three; that is, burnet, wild thyme and watermints. Therefore, you are to set whole alleys of them, to have the pleasure when you walk or tread.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on business, fame, and men

Men in great place are thrice servants: servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame, and servants of business.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Great Place

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on logic, mathematics, men, philosophy, poets, and rhetoric

Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Studies (1597-1625)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on friendship

It [friendship] redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in halves.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Friendship

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