Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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 good and money

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Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays: Of Seditions and Troubles (1597-1625)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on good and money

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Money is a good servant but a bad master.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on money and wealth

If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on nature

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Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome seldom extinguished.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays, "Of Nature in Men," 1610

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on nature

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Nature to be commanded must be obeyed.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on nature

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We cannot command nature except by obeying her.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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