Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

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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The surest way to prevent seditions (if the times do bear it) is to take away the matter of them.

No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.

The remedy is worse than the disease.

If money be not thy servant it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth as that may be said to possess him.

It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth.

Opportunity makes a thief.

Nuptial love maketh mankind, friendly love perfecteth it, but wanton love corrupteth and embaseth it.

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

The world 's a bubble and the life of man less than a span.

Studies serve for delight for ornament and for ability.

Praise from the common people is generally false and rather follows the vain that the viruous.

Friendship increases in visiting friends but in visiting them seldom.

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

Our humanity were a poor thing were it not for the divinity which stirs within us

Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.

Young men are fitter to invent than to judge fitter for execution than for counsel and fitter for new projects than for settled business.

Revenge is a kind of wild justice which the more man's nature runs to the more ought law to weed it out.

As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations which are the births of time.

Nature to be commanded must be obeyed.

For behavior men learn it as they take diseases one of another

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