Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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

There are three parts in truth: first, the inquiry, which is the wooing of it; secondly, the knowledge of it, which is the presence of it; and thirdly, the belief, which is the enjoyment of it.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on truth

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What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays: Of Truth (1597-1625)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on men

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The rising unto place is laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains; and it is sometimes base, and by indignities men come to dignities. The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall, or at least an eclipse.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Great Place

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on glory, god, men, nature, perception, secrets, and simplicity

Generally he perceived in men of devout simplicity this opinion: that the secrets of nature were the secrets of God, part of that glory into which man is not to press too boldly.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon

Be so true to thyself as thou be not false to others.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Wisdom for a Man’s Self

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