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Francis Bacon

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There are times of pure joy when you wish all human life well.

Francis Bacon

God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.

Francis Bacon

The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.

Francis Bacon

It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.

Francis Bacon

Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.

Francis Bacon

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.

Francis Bacon

It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant perhaps the one is as painful as the other.

Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon

With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.

Francis Bacon

It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.

Francis Bacon

There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.

Francis Bacon

A good life is a series of joyful meetings and joyful moments.

Francis Bacon

People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.

Francis Bacon

Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.

Francis Bacon

Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider.

Francis Bacon

When a traveller returneth home, let him not leave the countries where he hath travelled altogether behind him.

Francis Bacon

Science is but an image of the truth.

Francis Bacon

Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.

Francis Bacon

Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.

Francis Bacon

I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.

Francis Bacon

God's first creature, which was light.

Francis Bacon

Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.

Francis Bacon

Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible.

Francis Bacon

The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.

Francis Bacon

Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men's manners and actions if they be not altogether open. Therefore set it down: That a habit of secrecy is both politic and moral.

Francis Bacon
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