Francis Bacon Quotes

Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason... view

By: Francis Bacon

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed... view

By: Francis Bacon

Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws... view

By: Francis Bacon

Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider... view

By: Francis Bacon

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament.. view

By: Francis Bacon

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes.. view

By: Francis Bacon

Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory... view

By: Francis Bacon

People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom... view

By: Francis Bacon

People have discovered that they can fool the devil.. view

By: Francis Bacon

Opportunity makes a thief... view

By: Francis Bacon

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity.. view

By: Francis Bacon

Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety... view

By: Francis Bacon

Rebellions of the belly are the worst... view

By: Francis Bacon

Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice... view

By: Francis Bacon

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out... view

By: Francis Bacon

Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished... view

By: Francis Bacon

Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study.. view

By: Francis Bacon

Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread... view

By: Francis Bacon

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark.. view

By: Francis Bacon

Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use... view

By: Francis Bacon

Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy... view

By: Francis Bacon

Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance... view

By: Francis Bacon

Knowledge is power... view

By: Francis Bacon

Knowledge and human power are synonymous... view

By: Francis Bacon

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse... view

By: Francis Bacon

Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise... view

By: Francis Bacon

The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors... view

By: Francis Bacon

Young people are fitter to invent than to judge.. view

By: Francis Bacon

Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable... view

By: Francis Bacon

Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses... view

By: Francis Bacon

Wise men make more opportunities than they find... view

By: Francis Bacon

Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much... view

By: Francis Bacon

Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul... view

By: Francis Bacon

When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative... view

By: Francis Bacon

What is truth? said jesting Pilate.. view

By: Francis Bacon

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her... view

By: Francis Bacon

Reading maketh a full man.. view

By: Francis Bacon

The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall.. view

By: Francis Bacon

It is natural to die as to be born... view

By: Francis Bacon

The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express... view

By: Francis Bacon

Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability... view

By: Francis Bacon

Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience... view

By: Francis Bacon