Francis Bacon quotes

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If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us.
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the counsels, and to leave the observations and ...
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
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.
There was a young man in Rome that was very like Augustus Caesar; Augustus took knowledge of it and sent for the man, and asked hi ...
As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.
Histories make men wise; poets witty; the mathematics subtle; natural philosophy deep; moral grave; logic and rhetoric able to con ...
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full pe ...
Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider ...
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