Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on character, goodness, and mind

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on nature and understanding

The eye of understanding is like the eye of the sense; for as you may see great objects through small crannies or levels, so you may see great axioms of nature through small and contemptible instances.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Sylva Sylvarum, 1627

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on fame

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Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Praise

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on fame and good

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Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on facts, force, and men

Men on their side must force themselves for a while to lay their notions by and begin to familiarize themselves with facts.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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