“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.” – Francis Bacon

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

“Imagination was given to man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.” – Francis Bacon

“The truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.” – Francis Bacon

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” – Francis Bacon

“In charity there is no excess.” – Francis Bacon

“He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.” – Francis Bacon

“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” – Francis Bacon

“There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.” – Francis Bacon

“I have taken all knowledge to be my province.” – Francis Bacon

“Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.” – Francis Bacon SEDUCTIVE GOOD MORNING TEXT

“Knowledge itself is power.” – Francis Bacon

“Fortune makes a fool of him whom she favors too much.” – Francis Bacon

“To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust.” – Francis Bacon

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Francis Bacon

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” – Francis Bacon

“The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.” – Francis Bacon

“It is 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

“The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.” – 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