Francis Bacon quotes

Born
22 January 1561 Strand, London, England.

Died
9 April 1626.

Occupation
Philosopher.

Francis Baconwas an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He served both as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works.

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.
– Francis Bacon
Silence is the virtue of fools.
– Francis Bacon
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
– Francis Bacon
A bachelor’s life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
– Francis Bacon
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
– Francis Bacon
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
– Francis Bacon
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
– Francis Bacon
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
– Francis Bacon
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
– Francis Bacon
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
– Francis Bacon
Knowledge is power.
– Francis Bacon
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.
– Francis Bacon
It is impossible to love and to be wise.
– Francis Bacon
Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
– Francis Bacon
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
– Francis Bacon
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
– Francis Bacon
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
– Francis Bacon
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
– Francis Bacon
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
– Francis Bacon
Science is but an image of the truth.
– Francis Bacon
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.
– Francis Bacon
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
– Francis Bacon
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
– Francis Bacon
If a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
– Francis Bacon
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
– Francis Bacon
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
– Francis Bacon
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.
– Francis Bacon
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
– Francis Bacon
Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
– Francis Bacon
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
– Francis Bacon
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
– Francis Bacon
Opportunity makes a thief.
– 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
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
– Francis Bacon
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
– Francis Bacon
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
– Francis Bacon
Acorns were good until bread was found.
– Francis Bacon
The place of justice is a hallowed place.
– Francis Bacon