Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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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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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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on failure, mathematics, and nature

And as for Mixed Mathematics, I may only make this prediction, that there cannot fail to be more kinds of them, as nature grows further disclosed.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Advancement of Learning book 2; De Augmentis book 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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