Francis Bacon Quotes About Truth, friendship & Nature

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Francis Bacon Quotes

Read motivational Francis Bacon quotes and sayings about truth, friendship & nature, here we collect top quotes of Francis Bacon. He was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. 

1. 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.

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2. In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

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3. A bachelor’s life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.

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

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

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

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7. Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

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8. Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted… but to weigh and consider.

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9. Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.

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10. Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.

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

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

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

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14. Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.

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15. Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.

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16. Friends are thieves of time.

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

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18. God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.

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19. Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.

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20. If a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.

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

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22. Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.

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23. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.

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24. Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.

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25. Silence is the virtue of fools.

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26. 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.

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27. Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.

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28. Rebellions of the belly are the worst.

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29. Wise men make more opportunities than they find.

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30. Acorns were good until bread was found.

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31. Science is but an image of the truth.

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32. Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.

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33. Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.

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34. The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.

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

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