Sir Francis Bacon 1561 - 1626

Quotes (5)

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Adversity," (1597-1625).
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Friendship," (1597-1625).
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Studies," (1597-1625).

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''Those who have true skill in the works of the Lord Verulam, like great Masters in Painting, can tell by the Design, the Strength, the way of Colouring, whether he was the Author of this or the other Piece, though his Name be not to it.'' - Archbishop Tenison (1636 - 1731) 'Baconiana or Certaine Genuine Remains of Sir Francis Bacon'
''To write with powerful effect, he must write out the life he has led, as did Bacon when he wrote Shakespeare.'' - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
''One, though he be excellent and the chief, is not to be imitated alone; for never no imitator ever grew up to his author; likeness is always on this side truth. Yet there happened in my time one noble speaker who was full of gravity in his speaking; his language, where he could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spake more neatly, more presly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. No member of his speech but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough, or look aside from him, without loss. He commanded where he spoke, and had his judges angry and pleased at his devotion. No man had their affections more in his power. The fear of every man that heard him was lest he should make an end.'' - Ben Jonson (1572 -1637) 'On Francis Bacon'