45 Motivational Francis Bacon Quotes For Success In Life

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, PC QC, also known as Lord Verulam, was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. His works are credited with developing the scientific method and remained influential through the scientific revolution. These Francis Bacon Quotes on books, friendship, love, etc will motivate you.

Best Francis Bacon Quotes

  1. “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake.” ~ Francis Bacon
  2. “Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” ~ Francis Bacon
  3. “It’s not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.” ~ Francis Bacon
  4. “A little science estranges a man from God;
    a lot of science brings him back.” ~ Francis Bacon
  5. “The lame man who keeps the right road outstrips the runner who takes the wrong one.” ~ Francis Bacon

  6. “It’s not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.” ~ Francis Bacon Quotes
  7. “Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.” ~ Francis Bacon
  8. “In one and the same fire, clay grows hard and wax melts.” ~ Francis Bacon
  9. “The cord breaketh at last by the weakest pull.” ~ Francis Bacon
  10. “Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.” ~ Francis Bacon
  11. “I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.” ~ Francis Bacon
  12. “We rise to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps.” ~ Francis Bacon
  13. “Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.” ~ Francis Bacon

  14. “If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.” ~ Francis Bacon
  15. “Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted… but to weigh and consider.” ~ Francis Bacon
  16. “Always let losers have their words.” ~ Francis Bacon
  17. “There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.” ~ Francis Bacon
  18. “Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.” ~ Francis Bacon
  19. “God has, in fact, written two books, not just one. Of course, we are all familiar with the first book he wrote, namely Scripture. But he has written a second book called creation.” ~ Francis Bacon
  20. “I usually accept bribes from both sides so that tainted money can never influence my decision.” ~ Francis Bacon
  21. “People prefer to believe what they want to be true.” ~ Francis Bacon
  22. “Wonder is the seed of knowledge” ~ Francis Bacon

  23. “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” ~ Francis Bacon
  24. “Some men covet knowledge out of a natural curiosity and inquisitive temper; some to entertain the mind with variety and delight; some for ornament and reputation; some for victory and contention; many for lucre and a livelihood; and but few for employing the Divine gift of reason to the use and benefit of mankind.” ~ Francis Bacon
  25. “No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.” ~ Francis Bacon
  26. “There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.” ~ Francis Bacon
  27. “To suffering, there is a limit; to fearing, none.” ~ Francis Bacon
  28. “Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.” ~ Francis Bacon
  29. “By far the best proof is experience.” ~ Francis Bacon

  30. “But men must know, that in this theatre of man’s life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.” ~ Francis Bacon
  31. “Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.” ~ Francis Bacon
  32. “Nothing opens the heart like a true friend, to whom you may impart griefs, joys, fears, hopes…and whatever lies upon the heart.” ~ Francis Bacon
  33. “If we are to achieve things never before accomplished we must employ methods never before attempted” ~ Francis Bacon
  34. “Truth can never be reached by just listening to the voice of an authority.” ~ Francis Bacon
  35. “It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.” ~ Francis Bacon
  36. “The best armor is to keep out of gunshot.” ~ Francis Bacon Quotes
  37. “Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” ~ Francis Bacon
  38. “Let the mind be enlarged… to the grandeur of the mysteries, and not the mysteries contracted to the narrowness of the mind” ~ Francis Bacon
  39. “We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.” ~ Francis Bacon

  40. “Money is a great servant but a bad master.” ~ Francis Bacon
  41. “Jesus would have been one of the best photographers that ever existed. He was always looking at the beauty of people souls. In fact, Jesus was constantly making pictures of God in people’s life by looking at their souls and exposing them to his light.” ~ Francis Bacon
  42. “He that cannot possibly mend his own case will do what he can to impair another’s.” ~ Francis Bacon
  43. “You cannot teach a child to take care of himself unless you will let him try to take care of himself. He will make mistakes and out of these mistakes will come his wisdom.” ~ Francis Bacon
  44. “All of our actions take their hue from the complexion of the heart, as landscapes their variety from light.” ~ Francis Bacon
  45. “When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.” ~ Francis Bacon

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