50 Best Francis Bacon Quotes from the Father of Empiricism

Francis Bacon was a philosopher and statesman from England.

Bacon is often referred to as the “Father of Empiricism.”

Best Francis Bacon Quotes

“I would live to study, not study to live.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“Knowledge is power.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“Money is a great servant but a bad master.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”

“Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” ~ (Francis Bacon).


“The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“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).

“Science is but an image of the truth.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“By far the best proof is experience.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

Top Francis Bacon Quotes

“Reading maketh a full man.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“We rise to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“If a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“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).

“A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

Famous Francis Bacon Quotes

“I believe in deeply ordered chaos.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.” ~ (Francis Bacon).


“Revenge is a kind of wild justice.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“All colours will agree in the dark.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“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).

“Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“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).

“Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

Popular Francis Bacon Quotes

“Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“To know truly is to know by causes.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“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).

“Without friends the world is but a wilderness.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“If we are to achieve things never before accomplished we must employ methods never before attempted.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“Observation and experiment for gathering material, induction and deduction for elaborating it: these are are only good intellectual tools.” ~ (Francis Bacon).


“He that hath knowledge spareth his words.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“Atheism leads a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation: all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

Inspiring Francis Bacon Quotes

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“The inquiry of truth, which is the love-making, or the wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“Crafty men condemn studies; Simple men admire them; And wise men use them: For they teach not their own use: but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“For whatever deserves to exist deserves also to be known, for knowledge is the image of existence, and things mean and splendid exist alike.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

“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).

“Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.” ~ (Francis Bacon).

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