Quotes by Sir Francis Bacon

Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
– Sir Francis Bacon
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Friends are thieves of time.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
– Sir Francis Bacon
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
– Sir Francis Bacon
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
– Sir Francis Bacon
God's first creature, which was light.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.
– Sir 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.
– Sir Francis Bacon
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
– Sir Francis Bacon
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
– Sir Francis Bacon
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
– Sir Francis Bacon
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
– Sir Francis Bacon
I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind.
– Sir Francis Bacon
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
– Sir Francis Bacon