Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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 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 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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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on fear

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Nothing is to be feared but fear.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on enemies, forgiveness, and friendship

Of perfidious friends: 'We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.'

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Apothegms

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