64 Francis Bacon quotes that will tickle your mind

Francis Bacon, born 1561, was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. 

He is also known as the father of empiricism, and was an influential figure in the scientific revolution.

Below is a collection of his best quotes. Enjoy.

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Knowledge is power.
Francis Bacon
Money is a great servant but a bad master.
Francis Bacon
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Francis Bacon
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
Francis Bacon
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
Francis Bacon
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Francis Bacon
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
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
Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.
Francis Bacon
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Francis Bacon
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest shall be provided or its loss shall not be felt.
Francis Bacon
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
Francis Bacon
Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
Francis Bacon
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.
Francis Bacon
It is impossible to love and be wise.
Francis Bacon
Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.
Francis Bacon
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.
Francis Bacon
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
Francis Bacon
Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends.
Francis Bacon
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
Francis Bacon
Wonder is the seed of knowledge.
Francis Bacon
A man that is young in years may be old in hours if he have lost no time.
Francis Bacon
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted but to weigh and consider.
Francis Bacon
By far the best proof is experience.
Francis Bacon
It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.
Francis Bacon
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
Francis Bacon
Revenge is a king of wild justice.
Francis Bacon
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humour to console him for what he is.
Francis Bacon
A false friend is more dangerous than an open enemy.
Francis Bacon
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
Francis Bacon
If a man is gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows that he is a citizen of the world.
Francis Bacon
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
Francis Bacon
To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
Francis Bacon
If we are to achieve things never before accomplished we must employ methods never before attempted.
Francis Bacon
For friends do but look upon good books, they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble.
Francis Bacon
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Francis Bacon
The general root of superstition: namely, that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other.
Francis Bacon
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
Francis Bacon
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
Francis Bacon
Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.
Francis Bacon
The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.
Francis Bacon
I will never be an old man. To me old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Francis Bacon
Salomon saith, There is no new thing upon the earth. So that as Plato had an imagination, that all knowledge was but remembrance; so Salomon giveth his sentence, that all novelty is but oblivion.
Francis Bacon
The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it.
Francis Bacon
The worst solitude is to be destitute of true friendship.
Francis Bacon
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they can see nothing but sea.
Francis Bacon
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
Francis Bacon
The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power.
Francis Bacon
People of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon and seldom drive business home to it's conclusion, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
Francis Bacon
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Francis Bacon
Money is like manure, its only good if you spread it around.
Francis Bacon
Parents who wish to train their children in the way they should go, must go in the way in which they would have their children go.
Francis Bacon
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. He that travelleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.
Francis Bacon
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
Francis Bacon
The remedy is worse than the disease.
Francis Bacon
The virtue of prosperity is temperance, the virtue of adversity is fortitude.
Francis Bacon
Nature cannot be commanded except by being obeyed.
Francis Bacon
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Francis Bacon
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
Francis Bacon
For no man can forbid the spark nor tell whence it may come.
Francis Bacon
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Francis Bacon
Great boldness is seldom without some absurdity.
Francis Bacon
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.
Francis Bacon
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
Francis Bacon
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