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 habits and life

Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.

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