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God Almighty first planted a garden.
by Francis Bacon

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

Related topics: Gardening

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

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

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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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

Knowledge is power.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By indignities men come to dignities.
- Francis Bacon

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed,
and some few to be chewed and digested.
- Francis Bacon

Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen,
and drowns things weighty and solid.
- Francis Bacon

It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest,
and surely the fairer way is not much about.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

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

Many a man's strength is in opposition,
and when he faileth, he grows out of use.
- Francis Bacon

Silence is the virtue of fools.
- Francis Bacon

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

When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends.
They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
- Francis Bacon

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

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
- Francis Bacon

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

Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
- Francis Bacon

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

Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of
history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
- Francis Bacon

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

A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast,
a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
- Francis Bacon

Houses are built to live in, and not to look on:
therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.
- 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

Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
- 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.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences,
for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
- Francis Bacon

But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life
it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
- Francis Bacon

Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too
close to the heels of an error,
lest you get your brains kicked out.
- Francis Bacon

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

Fortitude is the marshal of thought,
the armor of the will,
and the fort of reason.
- Francis Bacon

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
- 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

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

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind,
goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity;
and without it,
man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
- Francis Bacon

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

Who questions much, shall learn much,
and retain much.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

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

He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
- 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

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

Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
- Francis Bacon


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