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Francis Bacon Quotes

(1561-1626), British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.

Category: Ability

It was prettily devised of Aesop, ''The fly sat on the axle tree of the chariot wheel and said, what dust do I raise! ''

Category: Action

They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.

Category: Adaptability

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.

Category: Adversity

He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.

Category: Advice

There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.

Category: Advice

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

Category: Age And Aging

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.

Category: Age And Aging

People of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon and seldom drive business home to it's conclusion, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.

Category: Age And Aging

Age will not be defied.

Category: Age And Aging

Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still; for age will not be defied.

Category: Age And Aging

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

Category: Anger

Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man.

Category: Atheism

I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind.

Category: Atheism

It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

Category: Atheism