Quotes by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, PC QC was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He served both as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England.

Quotes by Francis Bacon

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

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

Light, Darkness, Good and EvilFrancis Bacon
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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.

Age, WineFrancis Bacon
 
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The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.

BeautyFrancis Bacon
 
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My name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, to foreign nations and to the next age.

Last WordsFrancis Bacon, letzte Worte
 
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He that traveleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.

Traveling, LanguagesFrancis Bacon
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Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

HopeFrancis Bacon in Essays
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Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.

Books, ScienceFrancis Bacon
 
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For knowledge, too, itself is power.
(Col. 'Knowledge is power.')

Knowledge, IntelligenceFrancis Bacon in Meditationes Sacræ
 
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Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.

RevengeFrancis Bacon
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Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.

BooksFrancis Bacon in Essays
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Books are ships which pass through the vast sea of time.

Books, TimeFrancis Bacon
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