Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on death, evil, and thought

I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: An Essay on Death

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on death, fatherhood, and men

One of the fathers saith . . . that old men go to death, and death comes to young men.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Apothegms

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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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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on death and pain

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It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Death

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on belief, death, envy, fame, and good

Above all, believe it, the sweetest canticle is Nunc dimittis, when a man hath obtained worthy ends and expectations. Death hath this also, that it openeth the gate to good fame, and extinguisheth envy.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Death

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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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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on citizenship and world

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on beginning

A man ought warily to begin charges which once begun will continue.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Atheism

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon

Every rod or staff of empire is truly crooked at the top.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Pan, sive Natura

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on men

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Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Cunning

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