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Francis Bacon Quotes

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

Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his joys to his friends, but he joyeth the more; and no man that imparteth his grieves to his friend, but he grieveth the less.

Category: Friends And Friendship

God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasure.

Category: Gardening And Gardens

A graceful and pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of recommendation.

Category: Grace

For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.

Category: Heresy

Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.

Category: History And Historians

It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the counsels, and to leave the observations and conclusions thereupon to the liberty and faculty of every man's judgment.

Category: History And Historians

Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.

Category: Home

The person is a poor judge who by an action can be disgraced more in failing than they can be honored in succeeding.

Category: Honor

Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.

Category: Hope

Our humanity is a poor thing, except for the divinity that stirs within us.

Category: Humankind

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

Category: Humor

In every great time there is some one idea at work which is more powerful than any other, and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues.

Category: Ideas

Acorns were good until bread was found.

Category: Improvement

As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.

Category: Innovation

By indignities men come to dignities.

Category: Insults