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

Famous Sir Francis Bacon Quote

“For whatever deserves to exist deserves also to be known, for knowledge is the image of existence, and things mean and splendid exist alike.”

Sir Francis BaconSir Francis Bacon
~ Sir Francis Bacon

The Advancement of Learning, 1605

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

deserve is a bit overdone here but other than that, hmmm, ok

Waffler, Smith, Arkansas

Yes things are good to be known.

E Archer, NYC


Ken, Allyn, WA

It is human nature to learn what is not known and to look for patterns to explain why things are the way they are. People learn like fish swim. Anyone who would deny knowledge to a man denies him his natural existence.

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Anonymous    1/2/09

I should like to think this is a bit obvious...

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RBESRQ    1/2/09

The cloak of truth has no color, and yet each of us ware a different color - I am therefore I must exist - this knowledge is essential if we are to evolve.

Bridie, Ashland

"...for knowledge is the image of existence..."; i.e, our perceptions define our selves and the world in which we place those selves.


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