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Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
English author, courtier, & philosopher [more author details]
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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
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Sir Francis Bacon
By far the best proof is experience.
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Sir Francis Bacon
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.
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Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
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Sir Francis Bacon
Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.
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Sir Francis Bacon
Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
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Sir Francis Bacon
He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.
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Sir Francis Bacon
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
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Sir Francis Bacon
I have taken all knowledge to be my province.
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Sir Francis Bacon
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.
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Sir Francis Bacon
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
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Sir Francis Bacon
In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and for angels to be lookers-on.
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Sir Francis Bacon
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
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Sir Francis Bacon
Nature is a labyrinth in which the very haste you move with will make you lose your way.
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Sir Francis Bacon
Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain than the virtuous.
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Sir Francis Bacon
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.
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Sir Francis Bacon
Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.
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Sir Francis Bacon
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
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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.
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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.
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