Quotes of Francis Bacon 
- The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.
- The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
- Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
- Knowledge is power.
- Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.
- There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
- They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
- The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
- Silence is the virtue of fools.
- Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
- Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
- Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
- 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.
- He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.
- Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.