Francis Bacon Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old francis bacon quotes, francis bacon sayings, and francis bacon proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.     

Francis Bacon

Imagination was given to man to compensate for what he is not; a sense of humour to console him for what he is.     

Francis Bacon

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.     

Francis Bacon

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of the experience.     

Francis Bacon

A good conscience is a continual feast.     

Francis Bacon

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.     

Francis Bacon

The genius of any single man can no more equal learning, than a private purse hold way with the exchequer.     

Francis Bacon

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.     

Francis Bacon

Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.     

Francis Bacon

Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.     

Francis Bacon

Gardening is the purest of human pleasures.     

Francis Bacon

For cleanness of body was ever esteemed to proceed from a due reverence to God, to society, and to ourselves.     

Francis Bacon

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.     

Francis Bacon

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.     

Francis Bacon

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.     

Francis Bacon

In all negotiations of difficulty, a man may not look to sow and reap at once; but must prepare business, and so ripen it by degrees.     

Francis Bacon

When a judge departs from the letter of the law he becomes a lawbreaker.     

Francis Bacon

Spouses are great impediments to great enterprises.     

Francis Bacon

It is seldom that beautiful persona are otherwise of great virtue.     

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.     

Francis Bacon

Secrecy in suits goes a great way towards success.     

Francis Bacon

To seek to extinguish anger utterly is but a bravery of the Stoics. We have better oracles: 'Be angry, but sin not.' 'Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.'     

Francis Bacon

Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.     

Francis Bacon

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.     

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.     

Francis Bacon

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.     

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.     

Francis Bacon

Cleanness of body was ever deemed to proceed from a due reverence to God.      

Francis Bacon

Unmarried men are best friends, best masters, best servants, but not always best subjects; for they are light to run away, and almost all fugitives are of that condition.     

Francis Bacon

Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.     

Francis Bacon