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Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. ...
by Francis Bacon

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
- Francis Bacon

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This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
- Francis Bacon

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
- Francis Bacon

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

Knowledge is power.
- Francis Bacon


 

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
- Francis Bacon

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not;
a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
- Francis Bacon

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
- Francis Bacon

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

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
- Francis Bacon

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

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education;
in the elder,
a part of experience.
- Francis Bacon

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

God Almighty first planted a garden.
And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
- Francis Bacon

I will never be an old man.
To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
- Francis Bacon

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
- Francis Bacon

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
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

Those that want friends to open themselves unto
are cannibals of their own hearts.
- Francis Bacon

There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic:
a man's own observation what he finds good of and what
he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health.
- Francis Bacon

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence,
and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is
more than to speak in good words,
or in good order.
- 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

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament;
adversity is the blessing of the New.
- Francis Bacon

For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches,
and to foreign nations and the next ages.
- Francis Bacon

Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
- Francis Bacon

A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
- Francis Bacon

Choose the life that is most useful,
and habit will make it the most agreeable.
- Francis Bacon

Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome,
seldom extinguished.
- Francis Bacon

Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
- Francis Bacon

Science is but an image of the truth.
- Francis Bacon

People have discovered that they can fool the devil;
but they can't fool the neighbors.
- Francis Bacon

The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
- 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

Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
- Francis Bacon

The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits,
but not when it misses.
- Francis Bacon

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times
surprise a man and lay him open.
- Francis Bacon

The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall;
the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
- Francis Bacon

I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend,
and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind.
- Francis Bacon

Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
- Francis Bacon

We are much beholden to Machiavel and others,
that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.
- Francis Bacon

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

The remedy is worse than the disease.
- Francis Bacon

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

Judges ought to be more leaned than witty,
more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident.
Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
- Francis Bacon

In order for the light to shine so brightly,
the darkness must be present.
- Francis Bacon

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
- Francis Bacon

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

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man;
and writing an exact man.
- Francis Bacon

Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
- Francis Bacon

He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
- 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

Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
- Francis Bacon

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

Acorns were good until bread was found.
- Francis Bacon

Fortune is like the market, where, many times,
if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
- Francis Bacon

Natural abilities are like natural plants,
that need pruning by study; and studies themselves
do give forth directions too much at large,
except they be bounded in by experience.
- Francis Bacon

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

If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
- Francis Bacon

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,
but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
- Francis Bacon

Write down the thoughts of the moment.
Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
- Francis Bacon

Friends are thieves of time.
- Francis Bacon

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

By indignities men come to dignities.
- Francis Bacon

This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green,
which otherwise would heal and do well.
- Francis Bacon

Opportunity makes a thief.
- Francis Bacon

Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public,
have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
- Francis Bacon

If a man will begin with certainties,
he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts,
he shall end in certainties.
- Francis Bacon


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