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Knowledge is power.

Sir Francis Bacon

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.

Sir Francis Bacon

A prudent question is one half of wisdom.

Sir Francis Bacon

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Sir Francis Bacon

Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.

Sir Francis Bacon

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

Sir Francis Bacon

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.

Sir Francis Bacon

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.

Sir Francis Bacon

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.

Sir Francis Bacon

Silence is the virtue of fools.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.

Sir Francis Bacon

He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

Sir Francis Bacon

In charity there is no excess.

Sir Francis Bacon

Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

Sir Francis Bacon

By far the best proof is experience.

Sir Francis Bacon

Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain than the virtuous.

Sir Francis Bacon

Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.

Sir Francis Bacon

He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.

Sir Francis Bacon

Man seeketh in society comfort, use and protection.

Sir Francis Bacon

I have taken all knowledge to be my province.

Sir Francis Bacon

In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.

Sir Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.

Sir Francis Bacon

Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.

Sir Francis Bacon
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