Quotes by Francis Bacon

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Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
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He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
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A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
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A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
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The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss and commit to memory the one, and pass over the other.
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We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
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Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
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Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man.
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A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth man's minds about to religion.
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Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men... the master of superstition is the people and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order.
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