Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on revenge

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A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on adversity, prosperity, vices, and virtue

Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Adversity

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on adversity, fear, hope, and prosperity

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Adversity

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on adversity, blessings, and prosperity

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the New.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Adversity

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on men, nations, and prosperity

There are three things which make a nation great and prosperous - a fertile soil, busy workshops, and easy conveyance for men and commodities.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on belief

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Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays: Of Studies (1597-1625)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on memory, needs, reading, present, wit, and writing

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man; and, therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on angels, desires, excess, knowledge, and power

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays: Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature (1597-1625)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on belief

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For what a man had rather were true he more readily believes.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Novum Organon

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on belief

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Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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