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  Quotes of Francis Bacon [23]


  1. The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.
  2. The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
  3. Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
  4. Knowledge is power.
  5. Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.
  6. There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
  7. They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
  8. The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
  9. Silence is the virtue of fools.
  10. Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
  11. Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
  12. Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
  13. 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.
  14. He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.
  15. Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
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