Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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 atheism, confession, god, miracles, and nature

There was never miracle wrought by God to convert an atheist, because the light of nature might have led him to confess a God.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Advancement of Learning

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on life

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It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Advancement of Learning

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on failure and men

The noblest works and foundations have proceeded from childless men, which have sought to express the images of their minds where those of their bodies have failed.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Parents and Children

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on world

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The more a man drinketh of the world, the more it intoxicateth.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on society

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Man seeketh in society comfort, use and protection.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: The Advancement of Learning, 1605

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on children, fortune, virtue, and wives

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Marriage and Single Life

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