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Francis Bacon Quotes

No artist knows in his own lifetime whether what he does will be the slightest good, because it takes at least seventy-five to a hundred years before the thing begins to sort itself out.
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God has two textbooks - Scripture and Creation - we would do well to listen to both.

— Francis Bacon

I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.

— Francis Bacon

God Almighty first planted a garden: and indeed it is the purest of human pleasures.

— Francis Bacon

The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors.

— Francis Bacon

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.

— Francis Bacon

Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.

— Francis Bacon

The best armor is to keep out of gunshot.

— Francis Bacon

There are many wise men that have secret hearts and transparent countenances.

— Francis Bacon

A much talking judge is an ill-tuned cymbal.

— Francis Bacon

Religion brought forth riches, and the daughter devoured the mother.

— Francis Bacon

Consistency is the foundation of virtue.

— Francis Bacon

The mystery lies in the irrationality by which you make appearance - if it is not irrational, you make illustration.

— Francis Bacon

Base and crafty cowards are like the arrow that flieth in the dark.

— Francis Bacon

No one has yet been found so firm of mind and purpose as resolutely to compel himself to sweep away all theories and common notions, and to apply the understanding, thus made fair and even, to a fresh examination of particulars. Thus it happens that human knowledge, as we have it, is a mere medley and ill-digested mass, made up of much credulity and much accident, and also of the childish notions which we at first imbibed.

— Francis Bacon

The Syllogism consists of propositions, propositions consist of words, words are symbols of notions. Therefore if the notions themselves (which is the root of the matter) are confused and over-hastily abstracted from the facts, there can be no firmness in the superstructure. Our only hope therefore lies in a true induction.

— Francis Bacon

Man, as the minister and interpreter of nature, is limited in act and understanding by his observation of the order of nature; neither his understanding nor his power extends further.

— Francis Bacon

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