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Francis Bacon Quote: “Knowledge is power.”

Knowledge is power.

— Francis Bacon



Francis Bacon Quote: “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”

Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.”

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.”

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

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Money is a great servant but a bad master.”

Money is a great servant but a bad master.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

— Francis Bacon


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

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

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “I would live to study, not study to live.”

I would live to study, not study to live.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Science is but an image of the truth.”

Science is but an image of the truth.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.”

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.”

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

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “By far the best proof is experience.”

By far the best proof is experience.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Reading maketh a full man.”

Reading maketh a full man.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “It’s not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.”

It’s not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.”

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.”

Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “We rise to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps.”

We rise to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.”

A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “If a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.”

If a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “I believe in deeply ordered chaos.”

I believe in deeply ordered chaos.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.”

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.”

Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake...”

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake...

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “All colours will agree in the dark.”

All colours will agree in the dark.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Revenge is a kind of wild justice.”

Revenge is a kind of wild justice.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.”

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

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “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.”

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


Francis Bacon Quote: “Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.”

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.”

Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.”

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude.”

The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “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.”

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


Francis Bacon Quote: “Without friends the world is but a wilderness.”

Without friends the world is but a wilderness.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.”

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.”

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


Francis Bacon Quote: “To know truly is to know by causes.”

To know truly is to know by causes.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.”

Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “He that hath knowledge spareth his words.”

He that hath knowledge spareth his words.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Atheism leads a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation: all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue.”

Atheism leads a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation: all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Observation and experiment for gathering material, induction and deduction for elaborating it: these are are only good intellectual tools.”

Observation and experiment for gathering material, induction and deduction for elaborating it: these are are only good intellectual tools.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “For whatever deserves to exist deserves also to be known, for knowledge is the image of existence, and things mean and splendid exist alike.”

For whatever deserves to exist deserves also to be known, for knowledge is the image of existence, and things mean and splendid exist alike.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.”

Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.”

Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.”

Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Crafty men condemn studies; Simple men admire them; And wise men use them: For they teach not their own use: but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation.”

Crafty men condemn studies; Simple men admire them; And wise men use them: For they teach not their own use: but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it.”

The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.”

Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “If we are to achieve things never before accomplished we must employ methods never before attempted.”

If we are to achieve things never before accomplished we must employ methods never before attempted.

— Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon Quote: “The inquiry of truth, which is the love-making, or the wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature.”

The inquiry of truth, which is the love-making, or the wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature.

— Francis Bacon

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