Francis Bacon

Photo of Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban PC KC (/ˈbeɪkən/; 22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He served both as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. Bacon has been called the father of empiricism. His works argued for the possibility of scientific knowledge based only upon inductive and careful observation of events in nature. Most importantly, he argued this could be achieved by use of a skeptical and methodical approach whereby scientists aim to avoid misleading themselves. While his own practical ideas about such a method, the Baconian method, did not have a long lasting influence, the general idea of the importance a... More

Wikipedia

Francis Bacon Quotes

Francis Bacon #Age

Photo of Francis Bacon I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Francis Bacon #Age #Men #Women

Photo of Francis Bacon Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Francis Bacon #Age

Photo of Francis Bacon Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
Francis Bacon #Anger

Photo of Francis Bacon A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Francis Bacon #Art

Photo of Francis Bacon Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
Francis Bacon #Art

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

Photo of Francis Bacon Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Francis Bacon #Beauty #Best

Photo of Francis Bacon The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
Francis Bacon #Beauty

Photo of Francis Bacon There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Francis Bacon #Best #Men

Photo of Francis Bacon The worst men often give the best advice.
Francis Bacon #Best #Men

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

Photo of Francis Bacon Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Francis Bacon #Business

Photo of Francis Bacon 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 #Change

Photo of Francis Bacon Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
Francis Bacon #Death #Fear

Photo of Francis Bacon Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Francis Bacon #Death

Photo of Francis Bacon I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
Francis Bacon #Education #Experience #Travel

Photo of Francis Bacon Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education in the elder, a part of experience.
Francis Bacon #Experience #Nature

Photo of Francis Bacon Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
Francis Bacon #Fear

Photo of Francis Bacon Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
Francis Bacon #Friendship

Photo of Francis Bacon Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
Francis Bacon #God

Photo of Francis Bacon God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
Francis Bacon #God

Photo of Francis Bacon Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Francis Bacon #God #Intelligence

Photo of Francis Bacon God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
Francis Bacon #God #Men

Photo of Francis Bacon But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.
Francis Bacon #God

Photo of Francis Bacon God's first creature, which was light.