Francis Bacon Quotes Page 3

Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted ... but to weigh and consider.
Francis Bacon

Knowledge   |  


It is generally better to deal by speech than by letter; and by the mediation of a third than by a man's self.

Francis Bacon, Essays

Communication   |  


For better it is to make a beginning of that which may lead to something, than to engage in a perpetual struggle and pursuit in courses which have no exit.

Francis Bacon, Complete Works of Francis Bacon

New Beginnings Quotes   |  


Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. Francis Bacon
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

Francis Bacon

Humor   |  


Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.

Francis Bacon, Essays

Quotes about Book   |  


Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Anger must be limited and confined, both in race and in time.

Francis Bacon, Essays

Anger   |  


Wonder is the seed of knowledge.

Francis Bacon

Knowledge   |  


The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it. Francis Bacon
The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it.

Francis Bacon

Greatness   |  


A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.

Francis Bacon

Opportunity   |  


He that hath knowledge spareth his words.

Francis Bacon

Experience   |


Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Francis Bacon

Wise Quotes   |  


As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.

Francis Bacon

Time   |  


The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands. Francis Bacon
The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.

Francis Bacon

Work   |  


Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.

Francis Bacon

Friendship   |  


God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.

Francis Bacon

Quotes about God   |  


The great end of life is not knowledge but action.

Francis Bacon

Quotes about Life   |  


Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable. Francis Bacon
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.

Francis Bacon

Choices   |  


Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his joys to his friends, but he joyeth the more; and no man that imparteth his grieves to his friend, but he grieveth the less.

Francis Bacon

Joy   |  


A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.

Francis Bacon

Funny Quotes about Life   |  


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.

Francis Bacon

Doubt   |  


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