Francis Bacon Quotes

January 21, 1561 - April 9, 1626

Francis Bacon


Be inspired by the wisdom of Mr. Bacon who was born in England. He was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, and author. In addition he also served as the Lord Chancellor of England and as Attorney General in England. His quotes are full of wisdom, and continue to live on and are applicable today.


Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
Francis Bacon

Fear   |  


A man that is young in years, may be old in hours, if he have lost no time. But that happeneth rarely. Generally, youth is like the first cogitations, not so wise as the second. For there is a youth in thoughts, as well as in ages.
Francis Bacon, Essays

Age   |  


Worthy books are not companions - they are solitudes: we lose ourselves in them and all our cares. Francis Bacon
Worthy books are not companions - they are solitudes: we lose ourselves in them and all our cares.
Francis Bacon

Inspirational Quotes  |


Men fear death as children fear to go into the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
Francis Bacon

Death   |  


It is not the lie that passes through the mind, but the lie that sinks in and settles in it, that does the hurt.
Francis Bacon, Essays

Honesty   |  


There be none of the affections, which have been noted to fascinate or bewitch, but love and envy. They both have vehement wishes; they frame themselves readily into imaginations and suggestions; and they come easily into the eye, especially upon the present of the objects; which are the points that conduce to fascination, if any such thing there be.
Francis Bacon, Essays

Wish   |  


A man is but what he knows. Francis Bacon
A man is but what he knows.
Francis Bacon

Knowledge   |  


The joys of parents are secret; and so are their griefs and fears. They cannot utter the one; nor they will not utter the other. Children sweeten labors; but they make misfortunes more bitter. They increase the cares of life; but they mitigate the remembrance of death.
Francis Bacon, Essays

Children   |  


For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Francis Bacon, Essays

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There is a wisdom in this; beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation, what he finds good of, and what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health.
Francis Bacon, Essays

Wise Quotes   |  


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

Helping Others   |  


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

Inspirational Thoughts   |  


All rising to great place is by a winding stair.
Francis Bacon

Success   |  


God Almighty first planted a garden.
Francis Bacon

Quotes about God   |  


A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Francis Bacon

Funny Quotes about Life   |  


Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study. Francis Bacon
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
Francis Bacon

Funny Quotes   |  


A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Francis Bacon

Opportunity   |  


Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Francis Bacon

Anger   |  


Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
Francis Bacon

Good Quotes   |  


Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much. Francis Bacon
Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
Francis Bacon

Personal Development Goals   |  


Books will speak plain when counsellors blanch.
Francis Bacon

Book Quotes   |  


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

Quotes about Life   |  


Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
Francis Bacon

Words of Encouragement   |  


A healthy body is the guest-chamber of the soul; a sick, its prison.
Francis Bacon

Health   |  


Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid. Francis Bacon
Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
Francis Bacon

Greatness   |  


The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
Francis Bacon

Friendship Quotes   |  


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