Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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.

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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 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 fear

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Nothing is to be feared but fear.

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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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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on deception, fortune, and good

Ill Fortune never crushed that man whom good Fortune deceived not

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on fortune and happiness

The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.

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