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Sir Francis Bacon

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Knowledge is power.

Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

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

A prudent question is one half of wisdom.

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

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Sir Francis Bacon

Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.

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

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.

Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.

Sir Francis Bacon

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

Sir Francis Bacon

Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.

Sir Francis Bacon

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

Sir Francis Bacon

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, But depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

Sir Francis Bacon

Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of his soul. Men must not turn into bees, and kill themselves in stinging others.

Sir Francis Bacon
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