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Francis Bacon

Quote of Francis Bacon - Truth is the daughter of time...

Biography - Francis Bacon:

English philosopher and statesman.
Born: 1561 - Died: 1626
17th century
16th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.



Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

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(French, German, Italian, Latin)

La vérité est la fille du temps et non de l'autorité.

Die Wahrheit ist die Tochter der Zeit, nicht der Autorität.

La verità è figlia del tempo, non dell'autorità.

Recte enim Veritas Temporis filia dicitur, non auctoritatis.

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There are no secrets that time does not reveal.

Time reveals the truth.

Wisdom is the daughter of experience.

Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.

Truth endures forever.

Quotes for: time


Quotes about time:

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.

Time is a great master; it regulates things well.

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.

Time is the moving image of eternity.
Plato - Timaeus / 

What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

Quotes for: truth


Quotes for: truth

To be able to discern what is true as true and what is false as false — this is the mark and character of intelligence.

Love truth, but pardon error.

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.

The language of truth is simple.

Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.


Quotes for: authority

Article III – The principle of any sovereignty resides essentially in the Nation. No body, no individual can exert authority which does not emanate expressly from it.

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence he is just using his memory.

Competence without authority is as powerless as authority without competence.


Francis Bacon also said...

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.

Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is no comparison, no envy.

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

Knowledge is power.

If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.

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