Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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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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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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, friendship, and home

Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on men

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I knew a wise man that had it for a by-word, when he saw men hasten to a conclusion, "Stay a little, that we may make an end the sooner."

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Dispatch

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on discretion and speech

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.

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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 habits and life

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

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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