Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on good

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Riches are a good handmaid, but the worst mistress.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarium

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon

All rising to great place is by a winding stair.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Great Place

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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.

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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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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on ancestry and worth

They who derive their worth from their ancestors resemble potatoes, the most valuable part of which is underground.

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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 disease and remedies

The remedy is worse than the disease.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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