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Francis Bacon Quotes

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

A good conscience is a continual feast.

Category: Conscience

Consistency is the foundation of virtue.

Category: Consistency

Look to make your course regular, that men may know beforehand what they may expect.

Category: Consistency

The place of justice is a hallowed place.

Category: Court

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

Category: Courtesy

God's first creature, which was light.

Category: Creation

People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.

Category: Custom

I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.

Category: Death And Dying

It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.

Category: Death And Dying

It is natural to die as to be born.

Category: Death And Dying

The great advantages of simulation and dissimulation are three. First to lay asleep opposition and to surprise. For where a man's intentions are published, it is an alarum to call up all that are against them. The second is to reserve a man's self a fair retreat: for if a man engage himself, by a manifest declaration, he must go through, or take a fall. The third is, the better to discover the mind of another. For to him that opens himself, men will hardly show themselves adverse; but will fair let him go on, and turn their freedom of speech to freedom of thought.

Category: Deception

The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.

Category: Desire

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they see nothing but sea.

Category: Discovery

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.

Category: Discretion

Cure the disease and kill the patient.

Category: Doctors