Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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 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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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on fortune

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Chiefly the mold of a man's fortune is in his own hands.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Fortune

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on opportunity

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Ceremonies and Respects

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on divinity and humanity

Our humanity is a poor thing, except for the divinity that stirs within us.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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