1561-1626, British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman
A good conscience is a continual feast.
Francis Bacon – [Conscience]

A graceful and pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of recommendation.
Francis Bacon – [Grace]

A man who contemplates revenge keeps his wounds green.
Francis Bacon – [Revenge]

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Francis Bacon – [Questions]

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
Francis Bacon – [Questions]

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

Acorns were good until bread was found.
Francis Bacon – [Improvement]

Age will not be defied.
Francis Bacon – [Age and Aging]

All colors will agree in the dark.
Francis Bacon – [Prejudice]

Anger makes dull men witty — but it keeps them poor.
Francis Bacon – [Anger]

Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
Francis Bacon – [Past]

As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.
Francis Bacon – [Innovation]

Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man.
Francis Bacon – [Atheism]

Be not penny-wise. Riches have wings. Sometimes they fly away of themselves, and sometimes they must be set flying to bring in more.
Francis Bacon – [Money]

Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution.
Francis Bacon – [Boldness]

By indignities men come to dignities.
Francis Bacon – [Insults]

Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
Francis Bacon – [Bachelor]

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

Consistency is the foundation of virtue.
Francis Bacon – [Consistency]

Cure the disease and kill the patient.
Francis Bacon – [Doctors]

Quotations 1 to 20 of 149     Next > Last