Francis Bacon Quotes
Knowledge is power.
Religious Meditations, Of Heresies, 1597
All superstition is much the same whether it be that of astrology, dreams, omen, retributive judgment, or the like, in all of which the deluded believers observe events which are fulfilled, but neglect and pass over their failure, though it be much more common.
The desire for power in excess caused angels to fall; the desire for knowledge in excess caused man to fall; but in charity is no excess, neither can man or angels come into danger by it.
A crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk is but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
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.
Some books are to be tasted, others swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.