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 silence and virtue

Silence is the virtue of fools.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on information, kindness, learning, meditation, philosophy, secrets, thought, truth, and water

For it is esteemed a kind of dishonour unto learning to descend to inquiry or meditation upon matters mechanical, except they be such as may be thought secrets, rarities, and special subtleties, which humour of vain supercilious arrogancy is justly derided in Plato. . . . But the truth is, they be not the highest instances that give the securest information; as may well be expressed in the tale . . . of the philosopher, that while he gazed upwards to the stars fell into the water; for if he had looked down he might have seen the stars in the water, but looking aloft he could not see the water in the stars. So it cometh often to pass, that mean and small things discover great, better than great can discover the small.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: The Advancement of Learning, J.M. Dent and Son, London, England, 1973, pp 71-72.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on friendship, sincerity, and solitude

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarium

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