Quotes from Francis Bacon, an English philosopher and statesman (1561 – 1626)
If a man is gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows that he is a citizen of the world.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
In charity there is no excess.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
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.
If we are to achieve things never before accomplished we must employ methods never before attempted
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
That which is past is gone and irrevocable, and wise men have enough to do with things present and to come.
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