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 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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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on angels, god, life, men, and theater

But men must know, that in this theater of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Advancement of Learning

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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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