Francis Bacon was an English author, philosopher, statesman, public speaker, science pioneer and a jurist who lived between 1561 and 1626. He was one of the most influential Englishmen to have ever lived. Bacon was born in a distinguished family and after being home schooled, he attended the University of Cambridge, where he dazzled everyone including Queen Elizabeth I with his intellect. As a statesman, Bacon was without doubt one of the most influential men in the English establishment and held the positions of Attorney General as well as that of Lord Chancellor of England. On the other hand, he was also a superb orator and a philosopher who reveled in natural philosophy and philosophical logic. Bacon was a multi-faceted talent and is credited for establishing the method of empirical studies in the field of science. He propounded the two pronged approach which consisted of being skeptical and methodical. Bacon’s contributions in different fields earned him a Knighthood from King James I and he is still regarded as one of the giants in the history of Great Britain. The below collection of Francis Bacon’s most famous quotes have been excerpted from his famous writings, papers, speeches and thoughts. We bring to you a collection of sayings and quotes by Francis Bacon on wisdom, advice, opportunity, perseverance, humor, inspiration, materialism, friendship, wine, vision, superstition, observation, God, environment and understanding.