Francis Bacon Quotes (627 quotes)
“It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.”
The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral (1999 edition), Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780192838025
“It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.”
The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral, of Francis Bacon (Francis LD.Verulam, Viscount St. Albans) (2008 edition), Arc Manor LLC - ISBN: 9781604501025
Essays of Francis Bacon (2006 edition), ReadHowYouWant.com - ISBN: 9781442935549
“Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.”
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)
Novum Organum: Or, True Suggestions for the Interpretation of Nature (1844 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.
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