Francis Bacon Quotes

Francis Bacon Quotes: Great art is always a way of concentrating, reinventing what is called fact, what we know of our existence- a reconcentration... tearing away the veils, the attitudes people acquire of their time and earlier time. Really good artists tear down those veils
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Francis Bacon Quote: The true bounds and limitations, whereby human knowledge is confined and circumscribed,... are three: the first, that we do not so place our felicity in knowledge, as we forget our mortality: the second, that we make application of our knowledge, to give ourselves repose and contentment, and not distates or repining: the third, that we do not presume by the contemplation of Nature to attain to the mysteries of God.
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Quotes about Francis Bacon: The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
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Quote about Francis Bacon: The greatest trust between man and man is the trust of giving counsel.
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Francis Bacon Sayings: Picasso is the reason why I paint. He is the father figure, who gave me the wish to paint.
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Francis Bacon Saying: It's not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.
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Sayings about Francis Bacon: Another argument of hope may be drawn from this-that some of the inventions already known are such as before they were discovered it could hardly have entered any man's head to think of; they would have been simply set aside as impossible. For in conjecturing what may be men set before them the example of what has been, and divine of the new with an imagination preoccupied and colored by the old; which way of forming opinions is very fallacious, for streams that are drawn from the springheads of nature do not always run in the old channels.
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Saying about Francis Bacon: He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
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Francis Bacon Quotes: 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.
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Francis Bacon Quote: Certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he be not kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.
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Quotes about Francis Bacon: For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.
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Quote about Francis Bacon: Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.
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Francis Bacon Sayings: If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
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Francis Bacon Saying: The colors that show best by candlelight are white, carnation, and a kind of sea-water green.
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Sayings about Francis Bacon: Men ought to find the difference between saltiness and bitterness. Certainly, he that hath a satirical vein, as he maketh others afraid of his wit, so he had need be afraid of others' memory.
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Saying about Francis Bacon: The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
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Francis Bacon Quotes: The best preservative to keep the mind in health is the faithful admonition of a friend.
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Francis Bacon Quote: Anger is certainly a kind of baseness; as it appears well in the weakness of those subjects in whom it reigns; children, women, old folks, sick folks. Only men must beware, that they carry their anger rather with scorn, than with fear; so that they may seem rather to be above the injury, than below it; which is a thing easily done, if a man will give law to himself in it.
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