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Francis Bacon
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There is no greater wisdom than well to time the beginnings and onsets of things. Francis Bacon
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They are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations. Francis Bacon
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Learning teaches how to carry things in suspense, without prejudice, till you resolve it. Francis Bacon
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Be so true to thyself, as thou be not false to others. Francis Bacon
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They who derive their worth from their ancestors resemble potatoes, the most valuable part of which is underground. Francis Bacon
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First therefore let us seek the dignity of knowledge in the archetype or first platform, which is in the attributes and acts of God, as far as they are revealed to man and may be observed with sobriety; wherein we may not seek it by the name of Learning; for all Learning is Knowledge acquired, and all Knowledge in God is original: and therefore we must look for it by another name, that of Wisdom or Sapience, as the Scriptures call it. Francis Bacon
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All authority must be out of a man's self, turned . . . either upon an art, or upon a man. Francis Bacon
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Certainly this is a duty, not a sin. "Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness. Francis Bacon
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Again men have been kept back as by a kind of enchantment from progress in science by reverence for antiquity, by the authority of men counted great in philosophy, and then by general consent. Francis Bacon
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You could say that I have no inspiration, that I only need to paint. Francis Bacon
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Some artists leave remarkable things which, a 100 years later, don't work at all. I have left my mark; my work is hung in museums, but maybe one day the Tate Gallery or the other museums will banish me to the cellar... you never know. Francis Bacon
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Painting is the pattern of one's own nervous system being projected on canvas. Francis Bacon
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It is a great happiness when men's professions and their inclinations accord. Francis Bacon
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A picture should be a re-creation of an event rather than an illustration of an object; but there is no tension in the picture unless there is a struggle with the object. Francis Bacon
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The human understanding of its own nature is prone to suppose the existence of more order and regularity in the world than it finds. Francis Bacon
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It is the peculiar and perpetual error of the human understanding to be more moved and excited by affirmatives than by negatives Francis Bacon
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Who then to frail mortality shall trust But limns the water, or but writes in dust. 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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A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul: a sick body is a prison. Francis Bacon
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It is not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity. Francis Bacon
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Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it. Francis Bacon
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It is a strange desire, to seek power and lose liberty, or to seek power over others and to lose power over a man's self. The rising unto place is laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains, and it is sometimes base; and by indignities men come to dignities. The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall or at least an eclipse, which is a melancholy thing. Francis Bacon
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People of great position are servants times three, servants of their country, servants of fame, and servants of business. Francis Bacon
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Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue. Francis Bacon
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The flood of grief decreaseth when it can swell no longer. Francis Bacon
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In revenge a man is but even with his enemy; for it is a princely thing to pardon, and Solomon saith it is the glory of a man to pass over a transgression. Francis Bacon
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As atheism is in all respects hateful, so in this, that it depriveth human nature of the means to exalt itself above human frailty. Francis Bacon
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It had been hard to have put more truth and untruth together in a few words than in that speech, Whosoever is delighted with solitude is either a wild beast or a god. Francis Bacon
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Books are true friends that will never flatter nor dissemble: be you but true to yourself, and you shall need no other comfort. Francis Bacon
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Hope is a leaf-joy which may be beaten out to a great extension, like gold. Francis Bacon
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He that hath a satirical vein, as he maketh others afraid of his wit, so he had need be afraid of others' memory. Francis Bacon
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A man would die, though he were neither valiant nor miserable, only upon a weariness to do the same thing so often over and over again. Francis Bacon
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As those wines which flow from the first treading of the grape are sweeter and better than those forced out by the press, which gives them the roughness of the husk and stone, so are those doctrines best and sweetest which flow from a gentle crush of the scriptures and are not wrung into controversies and commonplaces. Francis Bacon
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Decided cases are the anchors of the law, as laws are of the state. Francis Bacon
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Because indeed there was never law, or sect, or opinion, did so much magnify goodness, as the Christian religion doth. Francis Bacon
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No receipt openeth the heart but a true friend, to whom you may impart griefs, joys, fears, hopes, suspicions, counsels, and whatsoever lieth upon the heart to oppress it, in a kind of civil shrift or confession. Francis Bacon
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Natures that have much heat, and great and violent desires and perturbations, are not ripe for action till they have passed the meridian of their years. Francis Bacon
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In the youth of a State, arms do flourish; in the middle age of a State, learning; and then both of them together for a time; in the declining age of a State mechanical arts and merchandise. Francis Bacon
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The voice of the people has about it something divine: for how otherwise can so many heads agree together as one? Francis Bacon
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Fortune his like the market, where many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall. Francis Bacon
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But I account the use that a man should seek of the publishing of his own writings before his death, to be but an untimely anticipation of that which is proper to follow a man, and not to go along with him. Francis Bacon
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The road to true philosophy is precisely the same with that which leads to true religion; and from both the one and the other, unless we would enter in as little children, we must expect to be totally excluded. Francis Bacon
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If I had always served God as I have served you, Madam, I should not have great account to render at my death. 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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Costly followers are not to be liked; lest while a man maketh his train longer, he make his wings shorter. Francis Bacon
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Glorious men are the scorn of wise men, the admiration of fools, the idols of parasites, and the slaves of their own vaunts. Francis Bacon
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Neither the naked hand nor the understanding, left to itself, can do much; the work is accomplished by instruments and helps, of which the need is not less for the understanding than the hand. Francis Bacon
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I beseech your Lordships, be merciful unto a broken reed. Francis Bacon
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Excusations, cessions, modesty itself well governed, are but arts of ostentation. Francis Bacon
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Those that want friends to open themselves unto are cannibals of their own hearts. Francis Bacon
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There is no secrecy comparable to celerity. Francis Bacon
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They that reverence too much old times are but a scorn to the new. Francis Bacon
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It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost 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. Francis Bacon
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I would live to study, and not study to live. Francis Bacon
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Vain-glorious men are the scorn of the wise, the admiration of fools, the idols of paradise, and the slaves of their own vaunts. Francis Bacon
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One of the Seven was wont to say: That laws were like cobwebs; where the small flies were caught, and the great brake through. Francis Bacon
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Neither is money the sinews of war (as it is trivially said). Francis Bacon
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Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men's manners and actions if they be not altogether open. Therefore set it down: That a habit of secrecy is both politic and moral. Francis Bacon
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Philosophy when superficially studied excites doubt; when thoroughly explored, it dispels it. Francis Bacon
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Time is the measure of business. Francis Bacon
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Suspicions that the mind, of itself, gathers, are but buzzes; but suspicions that are artificially nourished and put into men's heads by the tales and whisperings of others, have stings. Francis Bacon
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