Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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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 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.

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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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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on wisdom

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The wisdom of the ancients.

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Source: Title of Work

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