Quotes by Francis Bacon (Philosopher/English).

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Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
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Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
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Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
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Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
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Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.
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The worst men often give the best advice.
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The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors.
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Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
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Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible.
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In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
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Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
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Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
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Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
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There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
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People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
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Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
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No body can be healthful without exercise, neither natural body nor politic, and certainly, to a kingdom or estate, a just and honourable war is the true exercise.
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He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
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By indignities men come to dignities.
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It is impossible to love and to be wise.
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A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
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The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.
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When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
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It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.
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Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
• Francis Bacon

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