Francis Bacon Quotes (627 quotes)
“Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.”
Of Adversity. - Essays (1625)
“Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.”
The Works (1858 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.