Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on choice, confusion, force, learning, men, understanding, vulgarity, and words

It is by discourse that men associate; and words are imposed according to the apprehension of the vulgar. And therefore the ill and unfit choice of words wonderfully obsesses the understanding. Nor do the definitions or explanations, wherewith in some things learned men are wont to guard and defend themselves, by any means set the matter right. But words plainly force and overrule the understanding, and throw all into confusion, and lead men away into innumerable and inane controversies and fancies.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon

I knew one that when he wrote a letter he would put that which was most material in the postscript, as if it had been a bymatter.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Cunning

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on custom, learning, and men

Men commonly think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and imbibed opinions, but generally act according to custom.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on genius, learning, and privacy

The genius of any single man can no more equal learning, than a private purse hold way with the exchequer.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on men

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Look to make your course regular, that men may know beforehand what they may expect.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on pleasure and truth

No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of Truth.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on speech

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It is generally better to deal by speech than by letter.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Negotiating

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on ability

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Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on study

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I would live to study, not study to live.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Memorial of Access

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on nature, senses, and understanding

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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