Francis Bacon Top 10 Quotes


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)


We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.

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


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

Francis Bacon (Of Great Place, 1612)


Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.

Francis Bacon (Of Anger, 1625)


In charity there is no excess.

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


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 (The Advancement of Learning - Book I, 1605)


Knowledge is power.

Francis Bacon (Sacred Meditations, 1597)


If a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she is blind, she is not invisible.

Francis Bacon (Of Fortune, 1625)


A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Francis Bacon (Of Ceremonies and Respects, 1625)


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

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

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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)

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