Added by staff

Get quotes of the day

How do you feel today?    I feel ...

In contemplation, if a man begins with certainties he shall end in doubts; but if he be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.

This quote is about doubt.

Record how this quote makes you feel.

You can report quote corrections via the "Conversation" tab below

Search on Google Books to find citations of this quotation.

A bit about Francis Bacon ...

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, KC (22 January 1561 - 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman and essayist but is best known for leading the scientific revolution with his new 'observation and experimentation' theory which is the way science has been conducted ever since. He was knighted in 1603, created Baron Verulam in 1618, and created Viscount St Alban in 1621; both peerage titles became extinct upon his death.

These people bookmarked this quote:

teksing avatar

I'm male, say nothing

andrea avatar

I'm female, say nothing

yael avatar

I'm female, say nothing

jorgeg34 avatar

I'm male, say nothing

paulhbrown avatar

I'm male, say nothing

In contemplation, if a man begins with certainties...

Nov 28, 2011

Does anyone know what book of Francis Bacon's that this quote is from?