Find important quotes and citations by the author Francis Bacon.
Quote 1545Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.
Quote 1531By indignities men come to dignities
Quote 1460A prudent question is one-half of wisdom
Quote 1431Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse
Quote 1353Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success
Quote 1296Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Quote 1286God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures
Quote 1235He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator
Quote 1184We cannot command Nature except by obeying her
Quote 626Even a single hair casts a shadow
Quote 547I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am
Quote 507The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it
Quote 506By far the best proof is experience
Quote 408Knowledge itself is power
Quote 285It is impossible to love and to be wise
Quote 284Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper
Quote 224Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much
Quote 187There are two ways of spreading light, to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it
Quote 132A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds
Quote 48Choose the life that is most useful and habit will make it the most agreeable
Quote 5A man dies as often as he loses his friends.