Francis Bacon Quotes

Francis Bacon Quote: In charity there is no excess.
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In charity there is no excess.

Francis Bacon (Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature, 1612)

Truth will sooner come out from error than from confusion.

Francis Bacon (The New Organon - Book II, 1620)

There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.

Francis Bacon (Of Suspicion, 1625)

Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain than the virtuous.

Francis Bacon (Of Praise, 1625)

It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.'

Francis Bacon (Of Great Place, 1612)

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green. 

Francis Bacon (Of Revenge, 1625)

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 (Apophthegms, 1624)

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.

Francis Bacon (Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature, 1612)

If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us.

Francis Bacon (Speech for prosecution in the case of the murder of Thomas Overbury, 1615)

For all knowledge and wonder (which is the seed of knowledge) is an impression of pleasure in itself.

Francis Bacon (The Advancement of Learning - Book I, 1605)

Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons buried their fathers, but in wars the fathers buried their sons.

Francis Bacon

No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.

Francis Bacon (Of Truth, 1625)

Certainly, it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind move in charity, rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth.

Francis Bacon (Of Truth, 1625)

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.

Francis Bacon (Of Parents and Children, 1612)

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 (Of Friendship, 1625)

Science is the labor and handicraft of the mind.

Francis Bacon (Quoted in The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, 1842)

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

Francis Bacon

Men’s thoughts are much according to their inclination, their discourse and speeches according to their learning and infused opinions.

Francis Bacon (Of Custom and Education, 1625)

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

Francis Bacon (Of Friendship, 1625)

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

Francis Bacon

I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.

Francis Bacon (Of Death, 1625)

In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.

Francis Bacon (Of Revenge, 1625)

Truth is a naked and open daylight, that doth not shew the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candlelights.

Francis Bacon (Of Truth, 1625)

In nature things move violently to their place, and calmly in their place. 

Francis Bacon (Of Great Place, 1612)

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.

Francis Bacon (Of Envy, 1625)

Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel, and fitter for new projects than for settled business.

Francis Bacon (Of Youth and Age, 1625)

Riches are for spending.

Francis Bacon (Of Expense, 1625)

He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.

Francis Bacon (Quoted in The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, 1842)

It is not possible to run a course aright when the goal itself has not been rightly placed.

Francis Bacon (The New Organon - Book I, 1620)

Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.

Francis Bacon (Of Beauty, 1625)

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Francis Bacon Biography

Born: January 22, 1561
Died: April 9, 1626

Sir Francis Bacon was an English philosopher, statesman, writer, scientist, and lawyer. He has had an big influence on philosophy and science. He has also been called as the father of empiricism.

Notable Works

Essays (1597)
The Proficience and Advancement of Learning (1605)
The Wisdom of the Ancients (1619)
Novum Organum (1620)
New Atlantis (1626)