Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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 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 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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