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Rather to excite your judgment

Rather to excite your judgment briefly than to inform it tediously. – Francis Bacon

Men fear death as children

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.

– FRANCIS BACON

Knowledge is power – Francis

Knowledge is power.

– Francis Bacon

A wise man will make

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”

– Francis Bacon

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
– Francis Bacon

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
– Francis Bacon

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
– Francis Bacon

Prosperity istheblessingofthe Old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the New.
– Francis Bacon

The virtue of prosperity, is temperance; the virtue of adversity, is fortitude.
– Francis Bacon

Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
– Francis Bacon

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
– Francis Bacon

Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
– Francis Bacon

A man that is young in years may be old in hours, if he has lost no time.
– Francis Bacon

Dreams, and predictions of astrology…. ought to serve but for winter talk by the fireside.
– Francis Bacon

The place of justice is a hallowed place.
– Francis Bacon

Silence is the virtue of fools.
– Francis Bacon

The human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it.
– Francis Bacon

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
– Francis Bacon

For all knowledge and wonder (which is the seed of knowledge) is an impression of pleasure in itself.
– Francis Bacon

He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune.
– Francis Bacon