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Francis Bacon:

Francis Bacon was the first essayist in English Literature. He was known as the father of English essay. He was born in 1561 in England. He was an English courtier (statesman), Natural Philosopher and lawyer. He was also the father of empiricism. His philosophical name was Lord Verulam. His works were full of natural philosophy. All his essays name started with 'Of'. He died in 1626 at the age of 65 in England. 

Famous books of Francis Bacon 
  • Advancement of learning
  • Novum Orgamum
  • The Wisdom of Ancients
  • Divine and Humane
  • The New Atlantise
Famous Essays of Francis Bacon 
  • Of Love
  • Of Truth
  • Of Studies
  • Of Revenge
  • Of Friendship
  • Of Marriage and Single Life

Famous Quotes of Francis Bacon:

  • Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
  • It is impossible to love and be wise.
  • "An honest man is the noblest work of God.
  • Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability.
  • Revenge is a kind of wild justice.
  • Opportunity makes a thief.
  • History makes man wise.
  • A good friend is another himself.
  • The secret of success is the constancy of purpose.
  • A mixture of lie does ever add pleasure.
  • Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; writing an exact man.
  • Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested.
  • Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for the middle age and old men's nurses.
  • Unmarried men are best friends, best masters, best servants, but not always best subjects.
  • Old wood best to burns, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old author to read.

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