Quotes of Francis Bacon

“ Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ The worst solitude is to have no real friendships. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune. ”

- 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

“ Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Silence is the virtue of fools. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship. ”

- 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

“ Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Money is a great servant but a bad master. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ It is as natural to die as it is to be born. ”

- Francis Bacon

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

- Francis Bacon

“ Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man’s self; and where there is no comparison, no envy. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it. ”

- Francis Bacon

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

- Francis Bacon

“ The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Nature, to be controlled, must be obeyed. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul: a sick body is a prison. ”

- Francis Bacon Sr
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