Roger Bacon, scholastic accolade Doctor Mirabilis meaning "Wonderful Teacher"

Roger
Bacon, scholastic accolade Doctor Mirabilis meaning "Wonderful Teacher"
c. 1214
1294

English Franciscan Philosopher, Educational Reformer, Early Advocate of Scientific Method to study nature through empirical methods

Author Quotes

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.

The folly of one man is the fortune of another; for no man prospers so suddenly as by others

The great advantages of simulation and dissimulation are three. First to lay asleep opposition and to surprise. For where a man

The first creature of God, in the works of the days, was the light of the sense: the last was the light of reason: and his sabbath work ever since is the illumination of his Spirit.

The desire of power in excess caused angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall; but in charity is no excess, neither can man or angels come into danger by it.

The eye of the understanding is like the eye of the sense; for as you may see great objects through or holes, so you may see great axioms of small and contemptible instances.

The conquest of learning is achieved through the knowledge of languages.

The cord breaketh at last by the weakest pull.

Studies teach not their own use; that is a wisdom without them and above them, won by observation.

That law may be set down as good which is certain in meaning, just in precept, convenient in agreeable to the form of government, and of virtue in those that live under it.

The best preservative to keep the mind in health is the faithful admonition of a friend.

Silence is the virtue of fools.

Some books are to be tasted; others swallowed; and some to be chewed and digested.

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man

Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.

Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience.

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and Adversity is not without comforts and hopes.

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.

Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.

Prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue.

Of great riches there is no real use, except in the distribution; the rest is but conceit.

Philosophy, when superficially studied, excites doubt; when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.

Nothing is to be feared but fear.

Author Picture
First Name
Roger
Last Name
Bacon, scholastic accolade Doctor Mirabilis meaning "Wonderful Teacher"
Birth Date
c. 1214
Death Date
1294
Bio

English Franciscan Philosopher, Educational Reformer, Early Advocate of Scientific Method to study nature through empirical methods