Inspiring Words for Today, June 20

Quotes from Francis Bacon, an English philosopher and statesman (1561 – 1626)

Inspiring Words for Today June 20
Inspiring Words for Today June 20 *Background photo credit: pixabay.com*

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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12 comments

  1. I remember some of these but not all of them but it’s so good to be reminded. Wasn’t he called Sir Francis Bacon? I grew up hearing his name but I don’t remember his history.

    • Yes I apologized for not calling him Sir Francis Bacon. That is his title. Thank you for the correction. I will edit it.

  2. Ah, yes! In particular, “That which is past is gone and irrevocable, and wise men have enough to do with things present and to come.” Sitting with similar thoughts have eased me from grief. ❤️🦋🌀

    • I am glad you have been “eased from grief”. Let us savor each moment rather than indulge in useless overthinking of the past. Very grateful for your visit Sheila.

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