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About Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon was an English philosopher and statesman known for introducing the Baconian method and for his advocacy of the scientific method. He was regarded as the father of empiricism. From 1617 to 1621, he was the Lord High Chancellor of England. He was also the Attorney General of England and Wales from 1613 to 1617. He was knighted in 1603 by King James I.
In 1606, at the age of 45, he married 14-year-old Alice Barnham.
He died of pneumonia in 1626. According to John Aubrey, he contracted pneumonia while trying to study the effects of cold on meat preservation.
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A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.Francis Bacon
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.Francis Bacon
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.Francis Bacon
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.Francis Bacon
Acorns were good until bread was found.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
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.Francis Bacon
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.Francis Bacon
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.Francis Bacon
But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.Francis Bacon
By indignities men come to dignities.Francis Bacon
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.Francis Bacon
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.Francis Bacon
Friends are thieves of time.Francis Bacon
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.Francis Bacon
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.Francis Bacon
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.Francis Bacon
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.Francis Bacon
God's first creature, which was light.Francis Bacon
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.Francis Bacon
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.Francis Bacon
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.Francis Bacon
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils for time is the greatest innovator.Francis Bacon
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.Francis Bacon
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.Francis Bacon
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.Francis Bacon
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.Francis Bacon
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not a sense of humor to console him for what he is.Francis Bacon
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.Francis Bacon
It is impossible to love and to be wise.Francis Bacon
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.Francis Bacon
Knowledge is power.Francis Bacon
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.Francis Bacon
Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use.Francis Bacon
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.Francis Bacon
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.Francis Bacon
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.Francis Bacon
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.Francis Bacon
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.Francis Bacon
Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.Francis Bacon
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.Francis Bacon
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.Francis Bacon
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes adversity not without many comforts and hopes.Francis Bacon
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.Francis Bacon
Science is but an image of the truth.Francis Bacon
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.Francis Bacon
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.Francis Bacon
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.Francis Bacon
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.Francis Bacon
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.Francis Bacon
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.Francis Bacon
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.Francis Bacon
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.Francis Bacon
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.Francis Bacon
The worst men often give the best advice.Francis Bacon
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.Francis Bacon
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health.Francis Bacon
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.Francis Bacon
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.Francis Bacon
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.Francis Bacon
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education in the elder, a part of experience.Francis Bacon
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.Francis Bacon
Truth is a good dog but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.Francis Bacon
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.Francis Bacon
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.Francis Bacon
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.Francis Bacon
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.Francis Bacon
What is truth? said jesting Pilate and would not stay for an answer.Francis Bacon
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.Francis Bacon
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.Francis Bacon
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.Francis Bacon
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.Francis Bacon
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.Francis Bacon
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge fitter for execution than for counsel and more fit for new projects than for settled business.Francis Bacon
F.A.Q. about Francis Bacon
When is his birthday?
Francis Bacon's birthday is on January 22, 1561.
In how many days is his birthday?
Francis Bacon's birthday is in 54 days
How old was Francis Bacon when he died?
He was 65 years old.
When did he die?
He died in April 9, 1626.
How old would he be today?
Francis Bacon would be 460 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Francis Bacon from?
He was born in Strand, London, England, UK.
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