Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon.
BornJanuary 22, 1561
London, England
DiedApril 9, 1626
London, England
Statesman, philosopher, scientist. Viscount St. Albans. Author of Novum Organum (1620) which created the scientific method of hypothesis, experimentation, and observation.

The repository contains six quotes from Francis Bacon.


Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.


The greatest trust between man and man is the trust of giving counsel.

ImaginationOptimism and Pessimism

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.


Knowledge is power.


All rising to a great place is by a winding stair.


A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.