Francis BaconFrancis Bacon, (1561-1626) Philosopher, British Lord Chancellor

Francis Bacon Quote

“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.”

Francis BaconFrancis Bacon
~ Francis Bacon

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

In context, I like it a lot. Religion, science and politics would all progress for the better with the quote's sentiment as a foundation.

jim k, Austin

Religious fundamentalists start with certainties and stay with certainties. Reason never enters their minds.

Ronw13, Idaho

Very true, but a bit of a broad stroke, jim k, Austin. The best place to fool people starts from the pulpit. False confidence arises through cloaked uncertainty. 
"THROUGH DESIRE a man having separated himself seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom." Prov 18:1
To be content when in doubt of leadership gives way for hidden treasure to be found.  

E Archer, NYC

The search for truth includes skepticism of the results.  Best to simply speak truthfully, and allow the truth to be humbly revealed.


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