60+ Famous Sir Francis Bacon Quotes and Sayings

Here we are sharing Sir Francis Bacon Quotes and Sayings which focus on the importance of knowledge and wisdom. 

Francis Bacon was born on 22 January 1561 also known as Lord Verulam. He was an English philosopher, author, public speaker, science pioneer, jurist, and statesman. His ideas played an important part in modern science. He was one of the most influential Englishmen in history.

Francis Bacon was born in a distinguished family and after being homeschooled, he attended the University of Cambridge, where he dazzled everyone including Queen Elizabeth together with his intellect. He also developed a system of cataloging library books. 

Francis Bacon pursued a parliamentary role to achieve his goals which are to serve his country, uncover the truth, and serve the church. He is part of the reason why the United Kingdom was formed, as he supported Scotland and England’s unification.

Here we are sharing a collection of famous Francis Bacon’s quotes which have been excerpted from his writings, papers, speeches and thoughts.

Sir Francis Bacon Famous Quotes

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”
― Sir Francis Bacon

“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content, to begin with, doubts, he shall end in certainties.”
― Francis Bacon, The Oxford Francis Bacon IV: The Advancement of Learning

“Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.”
― Francis Bacon

Famous Sir Francis Bacon Quotes and Sayings

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
― Francis Bacon, The Essays

“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.”
― Francis Bacon

“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.”
― Francis Bacon

Famous Sir Francis Bacon Quotes and Sayings

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake.”
― Sir Francis Bacon

“Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.”
― Francis Bacon

“Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.”
― Francis Bacon

Famous Sir Francis Bacon Quotes and Sayings

“Wonder is the seed of knowledge”
― Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon Artist Quotes

“Money is a great servant but a bad master.”
― Francis Bacon

“It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.”
― Francis Bacon

Famous Sir Francis Bacon Artist Quotes and Sayings

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”
― Francis Bacon

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”
― Francis Bacon

“It is impossible to love and be wise.”
― Francis Bacon

Famous Sir Francis Bacon Artist Quotes and Sayings

“Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted …but to weigh and consider.”
― Francis Bacon

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

“There are two ways of spreading light..to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
― Francis Bacon

Famous Sir Francis Bacon Artist Quotes and Sayings

“The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it.”
― Francis Bacon

“Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends”
― Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon Painter Quotes

“If we are to achieve things never before accomplished we must employ methods never before attempted”
― Francis Bacon

Famous Sir Francis Bacon Painter Quotes and Sayings

“Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.”
― Francis Bacon

“God has, in fact, written two books, not just one. Of course, we are all familiar with the first book he wrote, namely Scripture. But he has written a second book called creation.”
― Sir Francis Bacon

“There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.”
― Francis Bacon

Famous Sir Francis Bacon Painter Quotes and Sayings

“Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.”
― Francis Bacon

“The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.”
― Francis Bacon

“Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.”
― Francis Bacon

Famous Sir Francis Bacon Painter Quotes and Sayings

“The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power.”
― Francis Bacon

“They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they can see nothing but sea.”
― Francis Bacon

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read-only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few are to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.”
― Francis Bacon, The Essays

Famous Sir Francis Bacon Painter Quotes and Sayings

Francis Bacon Quotes On Reading

“The only really interesting thing is
what happens between two people in a room.”
― Francis Bacon

“Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.”
― Francis Bacon

“Great boldness is seldom without some absurdity.”
― Francis Bacon

Famous Sir Francis Bacon Quotes on Reading

“The worst solitute is to be destitute of true friendship.”
― Francis Bacon

“Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.”
― Francis Bacon

“For a crowd is not a company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.”
― Francis Bacon

Famous Sir Francis Bacon Quotes on Reading

“Nature cannot be commanded except by being obeyed.”
― Francis Bacon

“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.”
― Francis Bacon

“Money is like manure, it’s only good if you spread it around.”
― Francis Bacon, The Essays

Famous Sir Francis Bacon Quotes on Reading

“Silence is the virtue of fools.”
― Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon Quotes Knowledge Is Power

“The remedy is worse than the disease.”
― Francis Bacon

“A man that is young in years may be old in hours if he has lost no time. ”
― Francis Bacon

Sir Francis Bacon Quotes Knowledge Is Power

“He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.”
― Francis Bacon

“He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.”
― Francis Bacon

“The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. ”
― Francis Bacon

Sir Francis Bacon Quotes Knowledge Is Power

“By far the best proof is experience.”
― Francis Bacon

“There Are But Two Tragedies in Life-One is One’s Inability to attain One’s Heart’s Desire-The Other Is To Have It!”
― Francis Bacon

“I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.”
― Francis Bacon

Sir Francis Bacon Quotes Knowledge Is Power

Francis Bacon Philosopher Quotes

“Parents who wish to train up their children in the way they should go must go in the way in which they would have their children go.”
― Bacon

“For friends… do but look upon good Books: they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble.”
― Francis Bacon

“They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they can see nothing but sea.”
― Francis Bacon, The Oxford Francis Bacon IV: The Advancement of Learning

Sir Francis Bacon Philosopher Quotes

“Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.”
― Francis Bacon

“To suffering, there is a limit; to fearing, none.”
― Sir Francis Bacon

“A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it ”
― Francis Bacon, The Essays of Sir Francis Bacon

“Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.”
― Francis Bacon

“For no man can forbid the spark nor tell whence it may come.”
― Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon Of Love Quotes And Sayings

“If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.”
― Francis Bacon

“Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.”
― Sir Francis Bacon

“Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.”
― Sir Francis Bacon

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. He that travelleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.”
― Francis Bacon

“To spend too much time in studies is sloth; to use them too much for ornament, is affectation; to make judgment wholly by their rules, is the humor of a scholar”
― Francis Bacon, The Essays

“If a man is gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows that he is a citizen of the world.”
― Francis Bacon

“The human understanding is of its own nature prone to suppose the existence of more order and regularity in the world than it finds.”
― Francis Bacon, Novum Organum

“Men fear death as children fear to go into the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other”
― Francis Bacon

“The way of fortune is like the Milken Way in the sky; which is a meeting or knot of a number of small stars; not seen asunder, but giving light together.”
― Francis Bacon, The Essays

“This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.”
― Francis Bacon

“A false friend is more dangerous than an open enemy”
― Francis Bacon

“Libraries are as the shrine where all the relics of the ancient saints, full of true virtue, and that without delusion or imposture, are preserved and reposed.”
― Francis Bacon

“People of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon and seldom drive business home to it’s conclusion, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.”
― Francis Bacon

“Revenge is a king of wild justice.”
― Francis Bacon

Did you learn something from these Sir Francis Bacon quotes?

He was awarded Lord Chancellor’s and Baron Verulam’s title before becoming Viscount of St. Alban in 1621. His political career ended when he fell into debt and was charged with corruption.

The King only jailed him for a few days and canceled the fine he was sentenced to pay. After all this, he devoted his remaining life to learning and writing.

We hope that these Francis Bacon Quotes from the iconic English Philosopher will bring a new insight to your life.

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