Francis Bacon Quotes (627 quotes)
"The Essays, Or Councils, Civil and Moral, Of Sir. Francis Bacon" (1701 edition), p. 10, "Of Revenge"
Essays (1625), III: Of Unit In Religion
“He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.”
Of Innovations. - Essays (1625)
The works of Francis Bacon (1834 edition)
Book VI, xxxi - The Advancement of Learning (1605)
“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.”
Apophthegms New and Old (1625), no. 97
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Born: January 22, 1561
Died: April 9, 1626 (aged 65)
Bio: Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban, was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.