Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

Biography

Author Profession: Philosophy, Science Influences Democritus, Aristotle, Niccolo Machiavelli, Rene Descartes
Born: January 02, 1561
Died: April 09, 1626
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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Francis Bacon quotes

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

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.

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

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

Knowledge is power.

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

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

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

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

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.

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

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

Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.

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

Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.

Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon.

Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.

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

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

Most people have a blank slate and can start from nothing. But for me, I had to break a bad habit that I've been doing all of my life, which is freestyle hip-hop. Roshon Fegan

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