Quotes by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

English philosopher and statesman

Alive from: 1561-1626

Category: Politics | Philosophers

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    Nothing doch more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
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    Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
    Source: Essays (1625) Of cunning
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    Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
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    Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
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    Of great wealth there is no real use, except in its distribution, the rest is just conceit.
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    Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
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    Opportunity makes a thief.

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    Our humanity is a poor thing, except for the divinity that stirs within us.
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    People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.

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    People of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon and seldom drive business home to it's conclusion, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
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    People of great position are servants times three, servants of their country, servants of fame, and servants of business.
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    People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
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    Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.
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    Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
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    Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain that the virtuous.
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