Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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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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 death, friendship, and home

Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on men

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I knew a wise man that had it for a by-word, when he saw men hasten to a conclusion, "Stay a little, that we may make an end the sooner."

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Dispatch

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on discretion and speech

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on assumptions, caring, company, difficulty, earth, nature, and separation

Over a century after the publication of the Copernican system, one of England's most renowned intellectual luminaries was still unconvinced: "Nevertheless, in the system of Copernicus there are found many and great inconveniences; for both the loading of the earth with a triple motion is very incommodious, and the separation of the sun from the company of the planets, with which it has so many passions in common, is likewise a difficulty, and the introduction of so much immobility in nature, by representing the sun and stars as immovable, especially being of all bodies the highest and most radiant, and making the moon revolve about the earth in an epicycle, and some other assumptions of his, are the speculations of one who cares not what fictions he introduces into nature, provided his calculations answer."

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Descriptio Globi Intellectualis, 1653

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