Francis Bacon Quotes (627 quotes)
Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience and advancement of learning (1840 edition)
“Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.”
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)
“Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.”
The works of Francis Bacon: baron of Verulam, viscount St. Alban, and lord high chancellor of England (1819 edition)
The works of Francis Bacon (1819 edition)
“If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.”
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.