Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on beauty and excellence

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

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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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 ability, experience, needs, plants, and study

Natural abilities are like natural plants that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on good

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Acorns were good until bread was found.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on discretion and good

It is good discretion not make too much of any man at the first; because one cannot hold out that proportion.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on action, heart, and variety

All of our actions take their hue from the complexion of the heart, as landscapes their variety from light.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on age

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He that plots to be the only figure among ciphers [zeros], is the decay of the whole age.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Ambition

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on anger and men

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Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Related as a remark of Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603), Apothegms

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on anger

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No man is angry that feels not himself hurt.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on art, jobs, and mystery

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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