Quotes by 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
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
– Sir Francis Bacon
If thou would'st have that stream of hard-earn'd knowledge, of Wisdom heaven-born, remain sweet running waters, thou should'st not leave it to become a stagnant pond.
– Sir Francis Bacon
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
– Sir 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.
– Sir Francis Bacon
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
– Sir Francis Bacon
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
– Sir Francis Bacon
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
– Sir Francis Bacon
It is impossible to love and to be wise.
– Sir Francis Bacon
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about.
– Sir Francis Bacon
It was prettily devised of Aesop, The fly sat on the axle tree of the chariot wheel and said, what dust do I raise!
– Sir Francis Bacon
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
– Sir Francis Bacon