Bacon quotation

Posted by Bob on May 25, 2005

In Reply to: Bacon quotation posted by JT on May 25, 2005

: "Friends are thieves of time". What does this quote by Francis Bacon mean?

Bacon tried mightily to "encompass all knowledge," and this quote relects his driven, obsessive personality. He felt the pleasures of genial company and friendship were frivolous distractions from his goal. Not, in short, Mr. Fun.

See also: the last words of Sir Francis Bacon.