Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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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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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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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