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Francis Bacon
January 21, 1561 - April 9, 1626
Nationality: English
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: English Philosopher

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.


Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.


A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.


Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.


If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.


It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.


People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.


There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.


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


If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.


Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business.


The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.


Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.


Science is but an image of the truth.


Rebellions of the belly are the worst.


I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind.


What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.


But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.


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.


Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.


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