Bacon, Francis

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

Francis Bacon (1561–1626) was an English philosopher and scientist. Bacon is considered the ‘father of empiricism’ for his advocacy of scientific methodical inquiry in investigating scientific phenomena.

** Bacon’s approach was important both philosophically and practically.

Here are some of the things he said:

Knowledge is power

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider

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In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.