Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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 lies and mind

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It is not the lie that passeth through the mind, but the lie that sinketh in, and settleth in it, that doth the hurt.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Truth

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

Truth comes out of error more readily than out of confusion.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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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 justice, kindness, laws, nature, and revenge

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Revenge

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on certainty and revenge

This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on enemies, revenge, and superiority

In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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