Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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.

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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.

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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

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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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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on fortune

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Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on death, fear, grief, honor, love, mind, passion, revenge, and weakness

There is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates and masters the fear of death . . . Revenge triumphs over death; love slights it; honor aspireth to it; grief flieth to it.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Death

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