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

They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.


He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.


Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.


Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.


Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.


Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.


God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.


The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.


If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.


A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.


Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.


He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.


The remedy is worse than the disease.


For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.


Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.


Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.


A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.


God's first creature, which was light.


He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.


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


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