Sir Francis Bacon Quotes Truth



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The logic now in use serves rather to fix and give stability to the errors which have their foundation in commonly received notions than to help the search for truth. So it does more harm than good. Francis Bacon

Certainly, it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind move in charity, rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth. Francis Bacon

To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none. Francis Bacon

Never any knowledge was delivered in the same order it was invented. Francis Bacon

Half of science is putting forth the right questions. Francis Bacon

The only hope [of science] ... is in genuine induction. Francis Bacon

Deformed persons commonly take revenge on nature. Francis Bacon

In nature things move violently to their place, and calmly in their place. Francis Bacon

Money is a great servant but a bad master. Francis Bacon

There are and can be only two ways of searching into and discovering truth. The one flies from the senses and particulars to the most general axioms, and from these principles, the truth of which it takes for settled and immovable, proceeds to judgment and to the discovery of middle axioms. And this way is now in fashion. The other derives axioms from the senses and particulars, rising by a gradual and unbroken ascent, so that it arrives at the most general axioms last of all. This is the true way, but as yet untried. Francis Bacon

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

Liberty of speech invites and provokes liberty to be used again, and so bringeth much to a man's knowledge. Francis Bacon

I confess that I have as vast contemplative ends, as I have moderate civil ends: for I have taken all knowledge to be my province. Francis Bacon

It is not the lie that passeth through the mind, but the lie that sinketh in and settleth in it, that doth the hurt. Francis Bacon

Let every student of nature take this as his rule, that whatever the mind seizes upon with particular satisfaction is to be held in suspicion. Francis Bacon

But the best demonstration by far is experience, if it go not beyond the actual experiment. Francis Bacon

It is madness and a contradiction to expect that things which were never yet performed should be effected, except by means hitherto untried. Francis Bacon

The human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it. Francis Bacon

Man, as the minister and interpreter of nature, is limited in act and understanding by his observation of the order of nature; neither his understanding nor his power extends further. Francis Bacon

The End of our Foundation is the knowledge of Causes; and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible. Francis Bacon

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