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Francis Bacon Quotes

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

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

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

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Acorns were good until bread was found.

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.

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.

As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.

But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.

By indignities men come to dignities.

Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.

Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.

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

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.

Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.