Francis Bacon Quotations

-Nothing is terrible except fear itself.

-A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

-Some men covet knowledge out of a natural curiosity and inquisitive temper; some to entertain the mind with variety and delight; some for ornament and reputation; some for victory and contention; many for lucre and livelihood; and but few for employing the Divine gift of reason to the use and benefit of mankind.

-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.

-Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.

-It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself]

-If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.

-There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.

-Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.

-In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.

-Read not to contradict and confute, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.
Francis Bacon