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Quotations by author » Francis Bacon
Irish Artist, 1909-1992
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A man who contemplates revenge keeps his wounds green.
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Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
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All colors will agree in the dark.
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All rising to great places is by a winding stair.
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Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
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Argumentation cannot suffice for the discovery of new work, since the subtlety of Nature is greater many times than the subtlety of argument.
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Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man.
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But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.
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Cato said the best way to keep good acts in memory was to refresh them with new.
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Champagne for my sham friends; real pain for my real friends.
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Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
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Consistency is the foundation of virtue.
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Custom is the principal magistrate of man's life.
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Death comes as a heavy blow when, known too well to others, you die unknown to yourself.
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Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
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For knowledge itself is power.
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For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.
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For those who intend to discover and to understand, not to indulge in conjectures and soothsaying, and rather than contrive imitation and fabulous worlds plan to look deep into the nature of the real world and to dissect it -- for them everything must be sought in things themselves.
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Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
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God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
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