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Francis Bacon quotes

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.

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

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

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.

Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.

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.

Knowledge is power.

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

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

It is impossible to love and to be wise.

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.

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

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.

In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.

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

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.