Quotes by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

English philosopher and statesman

Alive from: 1561-1626

Category: Politics | Philosophers

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    I hold every man a debtor to his profession.
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    I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
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    I would live to study, and not study to live.
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    If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
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    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.
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    If money be not they 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.
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    If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts; but if we begin with doubts, and are patient in them, we shall end in certainties.
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    Ill Fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
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    Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
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    In charity there is no excess.
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    In contemplation, if a man begins with certainties he shall end in doubts; but if he be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
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    In every great time there is some one idea at work which is more powerful than any other, and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues.
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    In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
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    In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
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    In thinking, if a person begins with certainties, they shall end in doubts, but if they can begin with doubts, they will end in certainties.
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