Francis Bacon QuotesCompiled by Catherine Pulsifer
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
A man is but what he knows.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
All rising to great place is by a winding stair.
God Almighty first planted a garden.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
Books will speak plain when counsellors blanch.
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
A healthy body is the guest-chamber of the soul; a sick, its prison.
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
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.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider.
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.
Born: J January 21, 1561
Died: April 9, 1626
. Be inspired by the wisdom of Mr. Bacon who was born in England. He was an English Philosopher whose quotes continue to live on and apply in modern day.
One of our favorite by Bacon is: "The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands."
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