Quotes by Francis Bacon (Philosopher/English).

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Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.
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Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
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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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Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
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Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
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Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
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Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.
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Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
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Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
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Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.
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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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There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.
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God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
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The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
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Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
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The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
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For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.
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Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
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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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Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
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Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
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It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about.
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A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
• Francis Bacon
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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.
• Francis Bacon
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Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
• Francis Bacon

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