Favorite Quotations Francis Bacon The Essays

"All rising to great places is by a winding stair." ~ Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man.

It had been hard to put more truth and untruth together in a few words than in this speech, Whosoever is delighted with solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel, and fitter for new projects than for settled business.

For what a man would like to be true, that he more readily believes.

By indignities men come to dignities.

Give to faith the things which belong to faith.

Here is a test to see if your mission on earth is finished. If you are alive, it isn't.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

I myself and the life I've lived happen to be more profoundly curious than my work. Then sometimes, when I think about it, I'd prefer everything about my life to blow up after I die and disappear .

A little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth man's mind to religion.

It is a secret, both in nature and state, that it is safer to change many things at once.

It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty

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