Quotes by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

English philosopher and statesman

Alive from: 1561-1626

Category: Politics | Philosophers

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    It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear.
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    It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.
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    It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
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    It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
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    It is natural to die as to be born.
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    It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the counsels, and to leave the observations and conclusions thereupon to the liberty and faculty of every man's judgment.
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    It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
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    It was prettily devised of Aesop, ''The fly sat on the axle tree of the chariot wheel and said, what dust do I raise! ''
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    Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
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    Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
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    Knowledge is power.
    Origineel: Ipsa scientia potestas est
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    Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
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    Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
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    Look to make your course regular, that men may know beforehand what they may expect.
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    Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use.
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