Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on beauty and excellence

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on life and time

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As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Innovations

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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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