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Sir Henry Wotton used to say that critics are like brushers of noblemen's clothes. Francis Bacon

The human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it. Francis Bacon

There ought to be gardens for all months in the year, in which, severally, things of beauty may be then in season. Francis Bacon

For many parts of Nature can neither be invented with sufficient subtlety, nor demonstrated with sufficient perspicuity, nor accommodated unto use with sufficient dexterity, without the aid and intervening of the mathematics, of which sort are perspective, music, astronomy, cosmography, architecture, engineery, and divers others. Francis Bacon

Sir Amyas Pawlet, when he saw too much haste made in any matter, was wont to say, Stay awhile, that we may make an end the sooner. Francis Bacon

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

Sir Amice Pawlet, when he saw too much haste made in any matter, was wont to say. Stay a while, that we may make an end the sooner. Francis Bacon

The great secretary of Nature and all learning, Sir Francis Bacon. Izaak Walton

God Almighty first planted a Garden. And indeed it is the purest of human pleasures. It is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man, without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks. And a man shall ever see, that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely, as if gardening were the greater perfection. Francis Bacon

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

Virtue is like a rich stone - best plain set. Francis Bacon

For knowledge, too, is itself power. Francis Bacon

There is superstition in avoiding superstition. Francis Bacon

You can't be more horrific than life itself, Francis Bacon

He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith. Francis Bacon

God loveth the clean. Francis Bacon

All will come out in the washing. Francis Bacon

Death openeth the gate to good fame, and extinguisheth envy. Francis Bacon

Nature cannot be commanded except by being obeyed. Francis Bacon

He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many. Francis Bacon

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