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Francis Bacon quotes

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

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.

Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.

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.