Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on beauty and corruption

Beauty is like summer fruits which are easy to corrupt and cannot last.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon

Gardening is the purest of human pleasures.

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 on love

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The speaking in a perpetual hyperbole is comely in nothing but love.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Love

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on belief, diligence, fashion, inaction, men, names, nature, observation, philosophy, reason, understanding, and words

But the idols of the Market Place are the most troublesome of all: idols which have crept into the understanding through their alliances with words and names. For men believe that their reason governs words. But words turn and twist the understanding. This it is that has rendered philosophy and the sciences inactive. Words are mostly cut to the common fashion and draw the distinctions which are most obvious to the common understanding. Whenever an understanding of greater acuteness or more diligent observation would alter those lines to suit the true distinctions of nature, words complain.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on knowledge, thought, and time

If you dissemble sometimes your knowledge of that you are thought to know, you shall be thought, another time, to know that you know not.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Discourse

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on time

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To choose time is to save time.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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