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Best Francis Bacon Quotes

Francis Bacon Quotes About Love, Studies, Books, Reading, Artist, Education, Truth, Knowledge, Friendship & Money! In the early stages of the scientific revolution, Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, was regarded as one of the most influential politicians, lawyers, and philosophers. Eloquently writing on everything from law and religion to contemporary politics and ethics, he captivated audiences with his eloquent style. His birthplace was London, where he was born on 22 January 1561. He was educated at home for a few years because he was a sickly child. Later, he studied at Trinity College at Cambridge University.

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During their training with Dr. Whitgift, Francis and his brother Anthony developed their skills. For financial support while seeking a better position, Bacon moved to Gray’s Inn in 1579. In 1584, he wrote a political memorandum, A Letter of Advice to Queen Elizabeth, which got him involved in high politics.

Both his legal and political careers flourished in the 1580s. In 1584, he was elected to the British Parliament for Melcombe. Aside from his political career, he also engaged in many scholarly and literary pursuits. The philosopher Francis Bacon held an important societal position despite being disgraced as a politician. In 1620, he wrote the philosophical book, The Novum Organum. Throughout the history of science, this book played a significant role. He wrote about natural and experimental ways to prolong life “In the History of Life and Death.”

His book also talks about how aging affects the body and how it degenerates. He received much attention during his lifetime for this treatise. At 45, Bacon married Alice Barnham, the daughter of a  politician. On 9 April 1626, he died of pneumonia.

Best Francis Bacon Quotes

1. “Wives are young men’s mistresses; companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.” — Francis Bacon

2. “There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.” — Francis Bacon

3. “Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.” — Francis Bacon

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

5. “The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.” — Francis Bacon

6. “The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.” — Francis Bacon

7. “Knowledge is power.” — Francis Bacon

8. “Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.” — Francis Bacon

9. “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” — Francis Bacon

10. “It is impossible to love and to be wise.” — Francis Bacon

11. “If a man’s wit be wandering, let him study mathematics.” — Francis Bacon

12. “The great end of life is not knowledge, but action.” — Francis Bacon

13. “There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.” — Francis Bacon

14. “Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” — Francis Bacon

15. “Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.” — Francis Bacon

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

17. “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” — Francis Bacon

18. “Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” — Francis Bacon

19. “I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.” — Francis Bacon

20. “Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.” — Francis Bacon

21. “The remedy is worse than the disease.” — Francis Bacon

22. “Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.” — Francis Bacon

23. “Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.” — Francis Bacon

24. “A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.” — Francis Bacon

25. “If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.” — Francis Bacon

26. “Friends are thieves of time.” — Francis Bacon

27. “Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.” — Francis Bacon

28. “Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.” — Francis Bacon

29. “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” — Francis Bacon

30. “For friends… do but look upon good Books: they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble.”― Francis Bacon

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