Sir Francis Bacon

(1561 - 1626 / England)

Sir Francis Bacon Quotes

  • ''Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.''
    Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Studies," (1597-1625).
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  • ''A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.''
    Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Atheism," (1597-1625).
  • ''What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.''
    Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Truth," (1597-1625). opening words of essay, alluding to Bible, St. John 18:38.
  • ''Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.''
    Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Studies," (1597-1625).
  • ''Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.''
    Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, statesman, essayist. Essays, "Of Seditions and Troubles," (1597-1625).
  • ''Cure the disease and kill the patient.''
    Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Friendship," (1597-1625).
  • ''Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.''
    Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Building," (1597-1625). Bacon adds, "except where both may be had."

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Best Poem of Sir Francis Bacon

Help Lord

Help Lord, for godly men have took their flight,
And left the earth to be the wicked's den:
Not one that standeth fast to Truth and Right,
But fears, or seeks to please, the eyes of men.
When one with other fall's to take apart,
Their meaning goeth not with their words in proof;
But fair they flatter, with a cloven heart,
By pleasing words, to work their own behoof.

But God cut off the lips, that are all set,
To trap the harmless soul, that peace hath vow'd;
And pierce the tongues, that seek to counterfeit
The confidence of truth, by lying loud:
Yet so ...

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The Life Of Man

The world's a bubble; and the life of man less than a span.
In his conception wretched; from the womb so to the tomb:
Curst from the cradle, and brought up to years, with cares and fears.
Who then to frail mortality shall trust,
But limns the water, or but writes in dust.
Yet, since with sorrow here we live oppress'd, what life is best?
Courts are but only superficial schools to dandle fools:
The rural parts are turn'd into a den of savage men:
And where's a city from all vice so free,

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