onsdag 19 december 2012

Francis Bacon Quotes on New Theory of Flight

Here are some quotes by Francis Bacon (1561-1626) relating to science in general and to the New Theory of Flight in particular:
  • If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. 
  • A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
  • Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. 
  • Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much. 
  • Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. 
  • Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider. 
  • Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion. 
  • A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
  • Science is but an image of the truth.
  • Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
  • Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible. 
  • They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea. 
  • Silence is the virtue of fools. 
  • The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
  • Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out. 
  • Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
  • The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs. 

1 kommentar:

  1. I really enjoy your Francis Bacon Quotes collection. Thanks a lot for doing like this job!!