The best Quotes by Francis Bacon

The best Quotes by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626), also known as Lord Verulam, was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England under King James I.

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
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In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
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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.
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
My name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, to foreign nations and to the next age.
last words
He that traveleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.
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Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Essays
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Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
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For knowledge, too, itself is power.
(Col. 'Knowledge is power.')
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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.
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Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Essays
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Books are ships which pass through the vast sea of time.
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It is strange with how little notice, good, bad, or indifferent, a man may live and die in London.
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If you're curious, London's an amazing place.
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I've often thought a blind man could find his way through London simply by gauging the changes in innuendo: mild through Trafalgar Square, less veiled towards the river.
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I don't miss London much. I find it crowded, vast and difficult to get around. Cabs are incredibly expensive.
London. The beating heart of England.
A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
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"One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."
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If you have never spent whole afternoons with burning ears and rumpled hair, forgetting the world around you over a book, forgetting cold and hunger-

If you have never read secretly under the bedclothes with a flashlight, because your father or mother or some other well-meaning person has switched off the lamp on the plausible ground that it was time to sleep because you had to get up so early-

If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty and meaningless-

If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won't understand what Bastian did next.
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I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
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The bare necessities of life will come to you.
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Wisdom is the offspring of suffering and time.
Izaro in Path of Exile
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
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Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens
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There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.
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All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
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Everything's better with some wine in the belly.
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A boy who won't be good might just as well be made of wood.
Blue Fairy in Pinocchio
She warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.
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Money can't buy life.
Bob Marley - last words - May 11th 1981
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Traveling is like flirting with life. It's like saying "I would stay and love you, but I have to go".
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German literacy ought to be gently and reverently set aside among the dead languages, for only the dead have time to learn it.
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Hope is like the sun. If you only believe in it when you can see it, you'll never make it through the night.
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Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
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Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited.
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Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
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Justice comes from vengeance but justice only breeds more vengeance.
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How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand... there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep, that have taken hold.
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You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
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