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