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Famous Sir Francis Bacon Quotations

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Quote Left By far the best proof is experience. Quote Right
Quote Left Read not to contradict and confute…nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Quote Right
Quote Left Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue. Quote Right
Quote Left Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books. Quote Right
Quote Left Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had. Quote Right
Quote Left For there is no question but a just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war. Quote Right
Quote Left A prudent question is one half of wisdom. Quote Right
Quote Left Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Quote Right
Quote Left Dolendi modus, timendi non item.
(To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.)
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Quote Left I have taken all knowledge to by my province. Quote Right
Quote Left Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. Quote Right
Quote Left Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Quote Right
Quote Left Knowledge is power.
(Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est)
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Quote Left In charity there is no excess. Quote Right
Quote Left They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea. Quote Right
Quote Left Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study. Quote Right
Quote Left Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. Quote Right
Quote Left The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship. Quote Right
Quote Left If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. Quote Right
Quote Left He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many. Quote Right
Quote Left Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of his soul. Men must not turn into bees, and kill themselves in stinging others. Quote Right
Quote Left Man seeketh in society comfort, use and protection. Quote Right
Quote Left Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home. Quote Right
Quote Left He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. Quote Right
Quote Left Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain that the virtuous. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no great concurrence between learning and wisdom Quote Right
Quote Left The job of the artist is to deepen the mystery. Quote Right