Quotes by Sir Francis Bacon

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
– 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