Quotes by English Philosopher Francis Bacon


Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis Bacon

A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul: a sick body is a prison. Francis Bacon

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. Francis Bacon

The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. Francis Bacon

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

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

Silence is the virtue of fools. Francis Bacon

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. Francis Bacon

Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God. Francis Bacon

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they see nothing but sea. Francis Bacon

Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it. Francis Bacon

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

For knowledge itself is power. Francis Bacon

To choose time is to save time. Francis Bacon

The best armor is to keep out of gunshot. Francis Bacon
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Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. Francis Bacon
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Anger makes dull men witty -- but it keeps them poor. Francis Bacon

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. Francis Bacon

Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use. Francis Bacon

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying. Francis Bacon


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