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Quotes by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, 1561-1626. First Baron Verulam and Viscount Saint Albans. English philosopher, essayist, courtier, jurist, and statesman. His writings include The Advancement of Learning (1605) and the Novum Organum (1620), in which he proposed a theory of scientific knowledge based on observation and experiment that came to be known as the inductive method.

  • It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth . . . and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below.
  • Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
  • I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
  • There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.
  • God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
  • If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us.
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