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Sir Francis Bacon Quotes


English philosopher, statesman and essayist.
(1561 - 1626)

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A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
 

A bad man is worse when he pretends to be a saint.
[Hypocrisy]
 

A beautiful face is a silent commendation.
 

A good conscience is a continual feast.
 

A graceful and pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of recommendation.
 

A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.
 

A little philosophy inclineth men's minds to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds to religion; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no further.-But when it beholdeth the chain of them, confederate and linked together, it must needs fly to Providence and Deity.
[Atheism]
 

A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.
[Marriage]
 

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

A man that hath no virtue in himself, ever envieth virtue in others. For men's minds, will either feed upon their own good, or upon others' evil; and who wanteth the one, will prey upon the other; and whoso is out of hope, to attain to another's virtue, will seek to come at even hand, by depressing another's fortune.
[Envy]
 

A man that is young in years may be old in hours, if he has lost no time.
[Time]
 

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
 

A man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket, and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable, and should be secured, because they seldom return.
[Thought]
 

A man's nature is best perceived in privateness, for there is no affectation; in passion, for that putteth a man out of his precepts; and in a new case or experiment, for there custom leaveth him.
[Humanity]
 

A man's nature runs either to herbs or weeds; therefore let him seasonably water the one and destroy the other.
[Humanity]
 

A man's ordinary expenses ought to be but to the half of his receipts, and if he think to wax rich, but to the third part.
[Economy]
 

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
[Wisdom]
 

A sudden, bold, and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
[Human Relations]
 

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
[Opportunity]
 

Acorns were good until bread was found.
 


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