Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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 on friendship

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

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Friendship

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on friendship and world

There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Followers and Friends

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on garden and god

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God Almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. It is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man, without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Gardens, 1598

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on god

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It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such an opinion as is unworthy of him; for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on advice and good

He that gives good advice builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on good, mind, and rest

Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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