Francis Bacon Quotes (627 quotes)
“Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.”
The Works (1859 edition)
“As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.”
The essays or counsels, moral, economical and political: with elegant sentences, hints for conversation and on the choice of good and evil (1818 edition)
“But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.”
The works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England, in five volumes (1765 edition)
The Moral and Historical Works of Lord Bacon: Including His Essays, Apophthegms, Wisdom of the Ancients, New Atlantis, and Life of Henry the Seventh (1866 edition)
“Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.”
The Works of Francis Bacon: Sylva sylvarum (century IX-X) Physiological remains. Medical remains. Medical receipts. Works moral: Colours of good and evil. Essays or counsels civil and moral. Theological works (1803 edition)
“For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.”
The works of Francis Bacon (1834 edition)
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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.