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 is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear
It is the wisdom of the crocodiles that shed tears when they would devour.
Like the strawberry wives that laid two or three great strawberries at the mouth of their pot and all the rest were little ones.
To spend too much time in studies is sloth.
Things alter for the worse spontaneously if they be not altered for the better designedly.
[Knowledge is] a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate.
He said it that knew it best.
To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of exercise is one of the best precepts of long lasting.