122 Quotes By Francis Bacon


Age appears to be best in four things old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Francis Bacon on age

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Francis Bacon on age

Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Francis Bacon on age

Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
Francis Bacon on age

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Francis Bacon on anger

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Francis Bacon on anger

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
Francis Bacon on art

The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
Francis Bacon on art

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Francis Bacon on beauty

The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
Francis Bacon on beauty

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Francis Bacon on beauty

The worst men often give the best advice.
Francis Bacon on best

Age appears to be best in four things old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Francis Bacon on best

The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
Francis Bacon on best

Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
Francis Bacon on best

There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health.
Francis Bacon on best

Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Francis Bacon on best

Young people are fitter to invent than to judge fitter for execution than for counsel and more fit for new projects than for settled business.
Francis Bacon on business

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils for time is the greatest innovator.
Francis Bacon on change

Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
Francis Bacon on change

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