Quotes by Sir Francis Bacon

Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men's manners and actions if they be not altogether open. Therefore set it down: That a habit of secrecy is both politic and moral.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Opportunity makes a thief.
– Sir Francis Bacon
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
– Sir Francis Bacon
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Science is but an image of the truth.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
– Sir Francis Bacon