Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He served both as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.
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It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such an opinion as is unworthy of him.
Riches are a good handmaid but the worst mistress
For those who intend to discover and to understand not to indulge in conjectures and soothsaying and rather than contrive imitation and fabulous worlds plan to look deep into the nature of the real world and to dissect it -- for them everything must be sought in things themselves.
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. And therefore God never wrought miracle to convince atheism because his ordinary works convince it. It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
The arch-flatterer with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence is a man's self
The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power.
To suffering there is a limit, to fearing none.