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Bacon, Francis

Francis Bacon was a philosopher, lawyer, and member of parliament, near the end of the Renaissance age.

1561 1626

portrait of Francis Bacon

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Some Quotes
  • Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
  • Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
  • It is impossible to love and to be wise.
  • Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
  • People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
  • Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
  • The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.
  • There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
  • Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
  • Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
  • Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.

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