Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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 force, men, nature, and peace

Nor is mine a trumpet which summons and excites men to cut each other to pieces with mutual contradictions, or to quarrel and fight with one another; but rather to make peace between themselves, and turning with united forces against the Nature of Things,

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: De Augmentis, IV, 372-3

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on jobs

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The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Adversity (1597-1625)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on doubt, exploring, philosophy, and study

Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on good, philosophy, and religion

All good moral philosophy is but a handmaid to religion.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Advancement of Learning

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on government, justice, men, needs, religion, and weather

When any of the four pillars of government-religion, justice, counsel, and treasure-are mainly shaken or weakened, men had need to pray for fair weather.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on desires, mind, nature, reason, and thought

Poesy was ever thought to have some participation of divineness, because it doth raise and erect the mind, by submitting the shows of things to the desires of the mind; whereas reason doth buckle and bow the mind unto the nature of things.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Advancement of Learning

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on dance and speech

A dance is a measured pace, as a verse is a measured speech.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Advancement of Learning

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