Quotes by Francis Bacon (Philosopher/English).

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A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
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A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
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A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
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A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
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A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
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A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
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Acorns were good until bread was found.
• Francis Bacon
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Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
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Anger is certainly a kind of baseness, as it appears well in the weakness of those subjects in whom it reigns: children, women, old folks, sick folks.
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Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
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Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
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As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.
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Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
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But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.
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By indignities men come to dignities.
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Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon.
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Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
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Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
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Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
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Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
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Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
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Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
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For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.
• Francis Bacon
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Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.
• Francis Bacon

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