Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Francis Bacon. 1561-1626 - christiansquoting.org.uk/

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

If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.- 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, 1561 - 1626

Natural abilities are like plants that need pruning by study.- Francis Bacon

Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. -Francis Bacon

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.- Francis Bacon. 1561-1626.

Silence is the virtue of fools --Francis Bacon

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other.-Francis Bacon

There is no great concurrence between learning and wisdom.-- Francis Bacon

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

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est. Knowledge is power. -- Francis Bacon (1561-1626), Meditationes Sacrae, De Haeresibus

The ill and unfit choice of words wonderfully obstructs the understanding.-Francis Bacon_New Organon_I, Aphorism 42

This delivering of knowledge in distinct and disjointed aphorisms doth leave the wit of man more free to turn and toss, and to make use of that which is so delivered to more several purposes and applications. -- Francis Bacon, _Novum Organum_, 1620

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. 1561-1626. Of Discourse.

Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil times, and which have much veneration but no rest. -Francis Bacon. 1561-1626. Of Empire.

Chiefly the mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands. Francis Bacon. 1561-1626. Of Fortune.

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall. Francis Bacon. 1561-1626. Of Goodness.

All rising to a great place is by a winding stair.-- Sir Francis Bacon, 'Of Great Place', _Essays_,

Nuptial love maketh mankind; friendly love perfecteth it; but wanton love corrupteth and embaseth it.-Francis Bacon Essays "Of Love" (1597)

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.-Francis Bacon. 1561-1626. Of Marriage and Single Life.

Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Francis Bacon. 1561-1626. Of Marriage and Single Life.

The remedy is worse than the disease. -Francis Bacon. 1561-1626. Of Seditions.

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.- Francis Bacon. 1561-1626. Of Studies.

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.-Francis Bacon. 1561-1626. Of Studies.

Who then to frail mortality shall trust But limns on water, or but writes in dust. -- Francis Bacon. 1561-1626. Of Studies.

No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.-- Francis Bacon. 1561-1626. Of Truth.

Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel, and fitter for new projects than for settled business.-Francis Bacon. 1561-1626 Of Youth and Age.

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