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Francis Bacon
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[Knowledge is] a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator, and the relief of man's estate. Francis Bacon
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Speech of yourself ought to be seldom and well chosen. Francis Bacon
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The best armor is to keep out of gunshot. Francis Bacon
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Judges ought to be more learned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue. Francis Bacon
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Nature is commanded by obeying her. Francis Bacon
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All colors will agree in the dark. Francis Bacon
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He that will not apply new remedies, must expect new evils: for Time is the greatest innovator: and if Time, of course, alter things to the worse, and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better, what shall be the end?. Francis Bacon
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Believing that I was born for the service of mankind, and regarding the care of the commonwealth as a kind of common property which, like the air and the water, belongs to everybody, I set myself to consider in what way mankind might be best served, and what service I was myself best fitted by nature to perform. Francis Bacon
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Reading maketh a full man. Francis Bacon
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A man who contemplates revenge keeps his wounds green. Francis Bacon
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A just fear of an imminent danger, though be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war. Francis Bacon
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Painting gave meaning to my life which without it would not have had Francis Bacon
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Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical. Francis Bacon
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Praise is the reflection of virtue. Francis Bacon
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Since my logic aims to teach and instruct the understanding, not that it may with the slender tendrils of the mind snatch at and lay hold of abstract notions (as the common logic does), but that it may in very truth dissect nature, and discover the virtues and actions of bodies, with their laws as determined in matter; so that this science flows not merely from the nature of the mind, but also from the nature of things. Francis Bacon
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Judges ought above all to remember the conclusion of the Roman Twelve Tables :The supreme law of all is the weal [weatlh/ well-being] of the people. Francis Bacon
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There was never law, or sect, or opinion did so much magnify goodness, as the Christian religion doth. Francis Bacon
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The master of superstition, is the people; and in all superstition, wise men follow fools; and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reversed order. Francis Bacon
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Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. Francis Bacon
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I have taken all knowledge to be my province. Francis Bacon
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The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship. Francis Bacon
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Dreams, and predictions of astrology.... ought to serve but for winter talk by the fireside. Francis Bacon
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There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer; for there is no such flatterer as a man's self, and there is no such remedy against flattery of a man's self as the liberty of a friend. Francis Bacon
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The human understanding is no dry light, but receives an infusion from the will and affections... What a man had rather were true he more readily believes. Francis Bacon
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Out of monuments, names, words proverbs ...and the like, we do save and recover somewhat from the deluge of time. Francis Bacon
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Riches are for spending, and spending for honor and good actions; therefore extraordinary expense must be limited by the worth of the occasion. Francis Bacon
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Much bending breaks the bow; much unbending the mind. Francis Bacon
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Boldness is a child of ignorance Francis Bacon
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Painting today is pure intuition and luck and taking advantage of what happens when you splash the stuff down. Francis Bacon
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All painting is an accident. But it's also not an accident, because one must select what part of the accident one chooses to preserve. Francis Bacon
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I think I tend to destroy the better paintings, or those that have been better to a certain extent. I try and take them further, and they lose all their qualities, and they lose everything. I think I would say that I destroy all the better paintings. Francis Bacon
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The first question concerning the Celestial Bodies is whether there be a system, that is whether the world or universe compose together one globe, with a center, or whether the particular globes of earth and stars be scattered dispersedly, each on its own roots, without any system or common center. Francis Bacon
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The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it. Francis Bacon
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Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is no comparison, no envy. Francis Bacon
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Even within the most beautiful landscape, in the trees, under the leaves the insects are eating each other; violence is a part of life. Francis Bacon
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The more a man drinketh of the world, the more it intoxicateth. Francis Bacon
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States, as great engines, move slowly. Francis Bacon
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The true bounds and limitations, whereby human knowledge is confined and circumscribed,... are three: the first, that we do not so place our felicity in knowledge, as we forget our mortality: the second, that we make application of our knowledge, to give ourselves repose and contentment, and not distates or repining: the third, that we do not presume by the contemplation of Nature to attain to the mysteries of God. Francis Bacon
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He that cometh to seek after knowledge, with a mind to scorn, shall be sure to find matter for his humour, but no matter for his instruction. Francis Bacon
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You can't be more horrific than life itself, Francis Bacon
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Before I start painting I have a slightly ambiguous feeling: happiness is a special excitement because unhappiness is always possible a moment later. Francis Bacon
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He that plots to be the only figure among ciphers [zeros], is the decay of the whole age. Francis Bacon
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Anger is certainly a kind of baseness; as it appears well in the weakness of those subjects in whom it reigns; children, women, old folks, sick folks. Only men must beware, that they carry their anger rather with scorn, than with fear; so that they may seem rather to be above the injury, than below it; which is a thing easily done, if a man will give law to himself in it. Francis Bacon
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One of the Seven [wise men of Greece] was wont to say: That laws were like cobwebs, where the small flies are caught and the great break through. Francis Bacon
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It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the counsels, and to leave the observations and conclusions thereupon to the liberty and faculty of every man's judgment Francis Bacon
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Nothing is terrible except fear itself. Francis Bacon
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If any human being earnestly desire to push on to new discoveries instead of just retaining and using the old; to win victories over Nature as a worker rather than over hostile critics as a disputant; to attain, in fact, clear and demonstrative knowlegde instead of attractive and probable theory; we invite him as a true son of Science to join our ranks. Francis Bacon
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I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, then that this universall Frame, is without a Minde. And therefore, God never wrought Miracle, to convince Atheisme, because his Ordinary Works Convince it. It is true, that a little Philosophy inclineth Mans Minde to Atheisme; But depth in Philosophy, bringeth Mens Mindes about to Religion. Francis Bacon
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Nature cannot be commanded except by being obeyed. Francis Bacon
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The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. Francis Bacon
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Friends are thieves of time. Francis Bacon
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Parents who wish to train up their children in the way they should go must go in the way in which they would have their children go. Francis Bacon
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Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. Francis Bacon
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But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on. Francis Bacon
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Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God. Francis Bacon
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Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt. Francis Bacon
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It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self. Francis Bacon
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Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice. Francis Bacon
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For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages. Francis Bacon
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God's first creature, which was light. Francis Bacon
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Words, as a Tartar's bow, do not shoot back upon the understanding of the wisest, and mightily entangle and pervert the judgment. Francis Bacon
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Lukewarm persons think they may accommodate points of religion by middle ways and witty reconcilements, - as if they would make an arbitrament between God and man. Francis Bacon
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Logic differeth from rhetoric as the fist from the palm; the one close, the other at large. Francis Bacon
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An angry man who suppresses his passions thinks worse than he speaks; and an angry man that will chide speaks worse than he thinks. Francis Bacon
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Great effects come of industry and perseverance: for audacity doth almost bind and mate the weaker sort of minds. Francis Bacon
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Men possessing minds which are morose, solemn, and inflexible enjoy generally a greater share of dignity than of happiness. Francis Bacon
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The surest way to prevent seditious (if the times do bear it) is to take away the matter of them; for if there be fuel prepared it is hard to tell whence the spark shall come that shall set it on fire. Francis Bacon
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There was never law, or set, or opinion did so much magnify goodness, as the Christian religion doth. Francis Bacon
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We see spiders, flies or ants entombed and preserved forever in amber, a more than royal tomb. Francis Bacon
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Judges ought to be more learned than witty, more reverend than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue. Francis Bacon
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