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Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. (1561 – 1626)

Quotes

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Francis Bacon

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Francis Bacon

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
Francis Bacon

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Francis Bacon

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Francis Bacon

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

If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
Francis Bacon

Knowledge is power.
Francis Bacon

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
Francis Bacon

Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
Francis Bacon

Opportunity makes a thief.
Francis Bacon

Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider.
Francis Bacon

Science is but an image of the truth.
Francis Bacon

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Francis Bacon

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

Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
Francis Bacon

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