Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on books and diligence

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Studies, 1625

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on action, books, knowledge, and men

The images of men's wits and knowledge remain in books. . . . They generate still, and cast their seeds in the minds of others, provoking and causing infinite actions and opinions in succeeding ages.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Studies

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on boldness, business, children, and ignorance

In civil business; what first? boldness; what second and third? boldness: and yet boldness is a child of ignorance and baseness.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Boldness

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on contentment and doubt

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: The Advancement of Learning, book 1, chapter 5 (1605)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on charity, death, and liberals

Defer not charities till death; for certainly, if a man weigh it rightly, he that doth so is rather liberal of another man's than of his own.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Riches

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on exercise and sleep

To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of exercise is one of the best precepts of long lasting.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on bitterness, children, and labor

Children sweeten labors, but they make misfortunes more bitter.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Parents and Children

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on body, destruction, god, nobility, and spirit

They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and, if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Atheism

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on atheism, heart, and life

Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on beauty

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The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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