Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on commitment, memory, men, observation, and superstition

The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and pass over the other.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on birds

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Suspicions amongst thoughts are like bats amongst birds, they ever fly by twilight.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Suspicion

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on yielding

That which above all other yields the sweetest smell in the air is the violet.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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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.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on agreement, colors, and darkness

All colors will agree in the dark.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Unity of Religion

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on men and merit

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Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon

It was prettily devised of Aesop, 'The fly sat upon the axletree of the chariot-wheel and said, what a dust do I raise.'

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Vain-Glory

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on virtue

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Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Beauty

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Advancement of Learning, book 2, chapter 7 (1605)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on company and love

For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays: Of Friendship (1597-1625)

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