Francis Bacon Quotes

A prudent question is one half of wisdom. Francis Bacon

If a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible. Francis Bacon

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Francis Bacon

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. Francis Bacon

All rising to a great place is by a winding stair. Francis Bacon

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

If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us. Francis Bacon

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

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. Francis Bacon

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

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

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. Francis Bacon

Consistency is the foundation of virtue. Francis Bacon

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green. Francis Bacon

Suspicions amongst thoughts are like bats amongst birds, they ever fly by twilight. Francis Bacon

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

Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far and relaxed too much. Francis Bacon

In charity there is no excess. 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

In counsel it is good to see dangers; but in execution not to see them unless they be very great. Francis Bacon

The mould of a man’s fortune is in his own hands. Francis Bacon

The inclination to goodness is imprinted deeply in the nature of man. Francis Bacon

There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise. Francis Bacon

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

Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armour of the will, and the fort of reason. Francis Bacon

I would live to study, and not study to live. Francis Bacon

They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils. Francis Bacon

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