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Francis Bacon Quotes

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

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

Category: Atheism

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

Category: Bachelor

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

Category: Beauty

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.

Category: Beauty

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.

Category: Bible

The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.

Category: Bible

Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution.

Category: Boldness

Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.

Category: Books And Reading

Some books are to be tasted; others to be swallowed; and some few to be chewed and digested.

Category: Books And Reading

If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts; but if we begin with doubts, and are patient in them, we shall end in certainties.

Category: Certainty

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.

Category: Certainty

In charity there is no excess.

Category: Charity

To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of exercise is one of the best precepts of long lasting.

Category: Cheerfulness

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

Category: Choice

Of great wealth there is no real use, except in its distribution, the rest is just conceit.

Category: Conceit