Famous Quotes from ...

Francis Bacon



    I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.

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    Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.

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    Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

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    Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.

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    A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

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    Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.

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    He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.

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    A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.

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    Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

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

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    By indignities men come to dignities.

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    Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.

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    Knowledge is power.

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

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    Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.

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    Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.

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    The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and pass over the other

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    If money be not they 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.

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    There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous: a fertile soil, busy workshops, easy conveyance for men and goods from place to place

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    In superstition wise men follow fools

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    Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.

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    Knowledge itself is power

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

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    It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold men's hearts by hopes when it cannot by satisfaction

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    Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.

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    It is impossible to love and be wise

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    The speaking in perpetual hyperbole is comely in nothing but love

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    Nuptial love maketh mankind; friendly love perfecteth it; but wanton love corrupteth and embaseth it.

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    He was reputed one of the wise men that made answer to the question, when a man should marry? 'A young man not yet, an elder man not at all

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    It is nothing won to admit men with an open door, yet to receive them with a shut and reserved countenance.

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    We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.

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    The worst men often give the best advice.

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

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    The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.

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    Nature is commanded by obeying her.

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    Money makes a good servant, but a bad master.

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    Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.

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    A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.

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