Quotes by Sir Francis Bacon

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to the more ought law to weed it out.
– Sir 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 to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
– Sir Francis Bacon
The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
– Sir Francis Bacon
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
– Sir Francis Bacon
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Knowledge is power.
(Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est)
– Sir Francis Bacon
In charity there is no excess.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Man seeketh in society comfort, use and protection.
– Sir Francis Bacon
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Age appears to be best in four things old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
– Sir Francis Bacon