Quotes by: Francis Bacon

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Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Francis Bacon
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
Francis Bacon
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.
Francis Bacon
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
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
Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon.
Francis Bacon
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
Francis Bacon
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
Francis Bacon
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
Francis Bacon
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.
Francis Bacon
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