Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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.

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 time

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To choose time is to save time.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on earth, heaven, mind, and truth

Certainly, it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind . . . turn upon the poles of truth.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Truth

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on errors, pleasure, and truth

It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth . . . and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays: Of Truth (1597-1625)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on belief, good, knowledge, love, nature, and truth

The inquiry of truth, which is the love-making, or the wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Truth

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