Francis Bacon - Page 3

Knowledge is power.
– Francis Bacon

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
– Francis Bacon

For it is most true that a natural and secret hatred and aversation towards society in any man, hath somewhat of the savage beast.
– Francis Bacon

Man seeketh in society comfort, use, and protection.
– Francis Bacon

Man was formed for society.
– Francis Bacon

Science is the labor and handicraft of the mind.
– 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

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

All colors will agree in the dark.
– Francis Bacon

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other.
– Francis Bacon

Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.
– Francis Bacon

We cannot command nature except by obeying her.
– Francis Bacon

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

The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
– Francis Bacon

So if a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics; for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away never so little, he must begin again.
– Francis Bacon

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

Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect.
– Francis Bacon

Knowledge bloweth up, but charity buildeth up.
– Francis Bacon

For knowledge, too, is itself a power.
– Francis Bacon

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
– Francis Bacon