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 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.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon

Whence we see spiders, flies, or ants entombed preserved forever in amber, a more than royal tomb.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Historia Vitae et Mortis, 1623

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on prudence, questions, and wisdom

A prudent question is one half of wisdom.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on admiration, adversity, good, prosperity, and speech

It was a high speech of Seneca (after the manner of the Stoics) that, 'the good things which belong to prosperity are to be wished, but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.'

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Adversity

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