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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It is scarcely possible at once to admire and excel an author as water rises no higher than the reservoir it falls from

It is impossible to love and be wise

This delivering of knowledge in distinct and disjointed aphorisms doth leave the wit of man more free to turn and toss and to make use of that which is so delivered to more several purposes and applications

Speech of yourself ought to be seldom and well chosen.

If a man's wit be wandering let him study the mathematics.

Money makes a good servant but a bad master.

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 worst men often give the best advice.

Words when written crystallize history, their very structure gives permanence to the unchangeable past

Pyrrhus when his friends congratulated to him his victory over the Romans under Fabricius but with great slaughter of his own side said to them "Yes, but if we have such another victory we are undone

Cleanness of body was ever deemed to proceed from a due reverence to God.

Science is but an image of the truth.

It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong, not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich, not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned, and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.

Money is like muck not good except it be spread.

Friendship redoubleth joys and cutteth griefs in half

A prudent question is one half of wisdom.

All things are admired either because they are new or because they are great

Vain-glorious men are the scorn of the wise the admiration of fools the idols of paradise and the slaves of their own vaunts

Death comes as a heavy blow when known too well to others you die unknown to yourself.

Consistency is the foundation of virtue.

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