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.

- Francis BaconSilence, Wisdom

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

- Francis BaconLight, Darkness, Good and Evil

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.

- Francis BaconAge, Wine

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

- Francis BaconBeauty

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

- Francis Bacon, letzte WorteLast Words

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

- Francis BaconTraveling, Languages

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

- Francis Bacon in EssaysHope

Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.

- Francis BaconBooks, Science

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

- Francis Bacon in Meditationes SacræKnowledge, Intelligence

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

- Francis BaconRevenge

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

- Francis Bacon in EssaysBooks

Books are ships which pass through the vast sea of time.

- Francis BaconBooks, Time