Francis Bacon Quotes (627 quotes)
“Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.”
“Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.”
Novum Organum / the New Organon: The True Directions Concerning the Interpretation of Nature (2010 edition), MobileReference - ISBN: 9781607782841
The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England: Works political (1826 edition)
Of Cunning. - Essays (1625)
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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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