Sir Francis Bacon

Sir Francis Bacon Quotes and Sayings

Sir Francis Bacon English author, courtier, & philosopher (1561 - 1626)

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. ~Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

A prudent question is one half of wisdom. ~Sir Francis Bacon

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. ~Sir Francis Bacon

Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had. ~Sir Francis Bacon

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. ~Sir Francis Bacon

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

Dolendi modus, timendi non item. (To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.) ~Sir Francis Bacon

Man seeketh in society comfort, use and protection. ~Sir Francis Bacon

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

Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home. ~Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

Knowledge is power. ~Sir Francis Bacon