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Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education;
by Francis Bacon

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

Knowledge is power.
- Francis Bacon

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

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seek ye first the good things of the mind,
and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
- Francis Bacon

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

Studies serve for delight, for ornaments,
and for ability.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

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

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
- 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

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

God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us,
on this side of the grave.
- Francis Bacon

It is a strange desire, to seek power,
and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others,
and to lose power over a man's self.
- Francis Bacon

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

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers,
it shows he is a citizen of the world.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

Silence is the virtue of fools.
- Francis Bacon

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

Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively,
he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind,
yet she is not invisible.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please
or displease only in the memory.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

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

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

Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
- Francis Bacon

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

Age appears to be best in four things;
old wood best to burn,
old wine to drink, old friends to trust,
and old authors to read.
- Francis Bacon

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

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
- Francis Bacon

It is natural to die as to be born.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

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

Opportunity makes a thief.
- Francis Bacon

Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
- Francis Bacon

Friends are thieves of time.
- Francis Bacon

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


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