Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on pleasure and truth

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

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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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 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.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Title of Work

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on age, companions, men, and wives

Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Marriage and Single Life

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on business, execution, judgment, men, and projects

Young men are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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