Francis Bacon Quotes (627 quotes)
Essays (1625), XXXVIII: Of Nature In Men
The Works of Francis Bacon: De augmentis scientiaurum (1815 edition)
“For there was never proud man thought so absurdly well of himself, as the lover doth of the person loved; and therefore it was well said, That it is impossible to love, and to be wise.”
“Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.”
The works of Francis Bacon: baron of Verulam, viscount St. Alban, and lord high chancellor of England (1819 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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