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Francis Bacon
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A man's nature runs either to herbs, or to weeds; therefore let him seasonably water the one, and destroy the other. Francis Bacon
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Patience and gravity of hearing is an essential part of justice; and an overspeaking judge is no well-tuned cymbal. Francis Bacon
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He was reputed one of the wise men that made answer to the question when a man should marry? 'A young man not yet, an elder man not at all. Francis Bacon
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Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter; they increase the cares of life, but they mitigate the remembrance of death. Francis Bacon
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Virtue is like precious odours, - most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed. Francis Bacon
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Histories make men wise; poets witty; the mathematics subtle; natural philosophy deep; moral grave; logic and rhetoric able to contend. Francis Bacon
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A graceful and pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of recommendation. Francis Bacon
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There was a young man in Rome that was very like Augustus Caesar; Augustus took knowledge of it and sent for the man, and asked him Was your mother never at Rome? He answered No Sir; but my father was. Francis Bacon
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Nobility of birth commonly abateth industry. Francis Bacon
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There be that can pack the cards, and yet cannot play well. Francis Bacon
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Severity breedeth fear, but roughness breedeth hate. Even reproofs from authority ought to be grave and not taunting. Francis Bacon
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Nothing destroyeth authority so much as the unequal and untimely interchange of power pressed too far, and relaxed too much. Francis Bacon
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God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. Francis Bacon
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As in nature things move violently to their place and calmly in their place, so virtue in ambition is violent, in authority settled and calm. Francis Bacon
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Beauty is like summer fruits which are easy to corrupt and cannot last. Francis Bacon
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Books are the ships which pass through the vast sea of time. Francis Bacon
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Champagne for my sham friends; real pain for my real friends. Francis Bacon
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The person is a poor judge who by an action can be disgraced more in failing than they can be honored in succeeding. Francis Bacon
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Mahomet made the people believe that he would call a hill to him... when the hill stood still, he was never a whit abashed, but said, 'If the hill will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will go to the hill. Francis Bacon
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The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands. Francis Bacon
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That other principle of Lysander, 'That children are to be deceived with comfits, and men with oaths'. Francis Bacon
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For it is not possible to join serpentine wisdom with columbine innocency, except men know exactly all the conditions of the serpent: his baseness and going upon his belly, his volubility and lubricity, his envy and sting, and the rest; that is, all forms and natures of evil: for without this, virtue lieth open and unfenced. Francis Bacon
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Fortunes... come tumbling into some men's laps. Francis Bacon
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Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, even if religion vanished; but religious superstition dismounts all these and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men. Francis Bacon
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It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth... and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below. 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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Liberty of speech invites and provokes liberty to be used again, and so bringeth much to a man's knowledge. Francis Bacon
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Human knowledge and human power meet in one; for where the cause is not known the effect cannot be produced. Nature to be commanded must be obeyed; and that which in contemplation is as the cause is in operation as the rule. Francis Bacon
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Half of science is putting forth the right questions. Francis Bacon
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Let every student of nature take this as his rule, that whatever the mind seizes upon with particular satisfaction is to be held in suspicion. Francis Bacon
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There are and can be only two ways of searching into and discovering truth. The one flies from the senses and particulars to the most general axioms, and from these principles, the truth of which it takes for settled and immovable, proceeds to judgment and to the discovery of middle axioms. And this way is now in fashion. The other derives axioms from the senses and particulars, rising by a gradual and unbroken ascent, so that it arrives at the most general axioms last of all. This is the true way, but as yet untried. Francis Bacon
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In nature things move violently to their place, and calmly in their place. Francis Bacon
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Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider. Francis Bacon
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Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. Francis Bacon
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Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business. Francis Bacon
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Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise. Francis Bacon
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The worst men often give the best advice. Francis Bacon
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They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea. Francis Bacon
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When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative. Francis Bacon
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By indignities men come to dignities. Francis Bacon
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Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set. Francis Bacon
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Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience. Francis Bacon
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Reading maketh a full man; and writing an axact man. And, therefore, if a man write little, he need have a present wit; and if he read little, he need have much cunning to seem to know which he doth not. Francis Bacon
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Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly. Francis Bacon
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Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. Francis Bacon
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Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. Francis Bacon
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A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner. Francis Bacon
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Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. Francis Bacon
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Acorns were good until bread was found. Francis Bacon
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Ipsa scientia potestas est. (Knowledge itself is power.) Francis Bacon
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It cannot be that axioms established by argumentation should avail for the discovery of new works, since the subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of argument. But axioms duly and orderly formed from particulars easily discover the way to new particulars, and thus render sciences active. Francis Bacon
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Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. Francis Bacon
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He that defers his charity 'till he is dead, is (if a man weighs it rightly) rather liberal of another man's, than of his own. Francis Bacon
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If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. Francis Bacon
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All good moral philosophy is but the handmaid to religion. Francis Bacon
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Seek first the virtues of the mind; and other things either will come, or will not be wanted Francis Bacon
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I had rather believe all the fables in the legends and the Talmud and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. Francis Bacon
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It is a good point of cunning for a man to shape the answer he would have in his own words and propositions, for it makes the other party stick the less. Francis Bacon
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Riches are for spending. Francis Bacon
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He that commands the sea is at great liberty, and may take as much and as little of the war as he will. Francis Bacon
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Intermingle...jest with earnest. Francis Bacon
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And because the breath of flowers is far sweeter in the air (where it comes and goes, like the warbling of music) than in the hand, therefore nothing is more fit for that delight than to know what be the flowers and plants that do best perfume the air. Francis Bacon
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