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Francis Bacon
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    A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green. Francis-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. Francis-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    Acorns were good until bread was found. Francis-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. Francis-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time. Francis-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Francis-BaconFrancis 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-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    By indignities men come to dignities. Francis-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men. Francis-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse. Francis-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall. Francis-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    Friends are thieves of time. Francis-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. Francis-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    God's first creature, which was light. Francis-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again. Francis-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    He that hath knowledge spareth his words. Francis-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death. Francis-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind. Francis-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. Francis-BaconFrancis 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-BaconFrancis Bacon
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    If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. Francis-Bacon/">Francis Bacon
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    If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. Francis-Bacon/">Francis Bacon
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    If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us. Francis-Bacon/">Francis Bacon
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    In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present. Francis-Bacon/">Francis Bacon
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    In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior. Francis-Bacon/">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/">Francis Bacon
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    It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral. Francis-Bacon/">Francis Bacon
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    It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other. Francis-Bacon/">Francis Bacon
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    It is impossible to love and to be wise. Francis-Bacon/">Francis Bacon
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    It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about. Francis-Bacon/">Francis Bacon
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    It is natural to die as to be born. Francis-Bacon/">Francis Bacon
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    Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws. Francis-Bacon/">Francis Bacon
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    Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy. Francis-Bacon/">Francis Bacon
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    Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other. Francis-Bacon/">Francis Bacon
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    Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread. Francis-Bacon/">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/">Francis Bacon
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    Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. Francis-Bacon/">Francis Bacon
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    Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice. Francis-Bacon/">Francis Bacon
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    Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety. Francis-Bacon/">Francis Bacon
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    People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors. Francis-Bacon/">Francis Bacon
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    Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New. Francis-Bacon/41.php">Francis Bacon
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    Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. Francis-Bacon/42.php">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/43.php">Francis Bacon
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    Science is but an image of the truth. Francis-Bacon/44.php">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/45.php">Francis Bacon
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    Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis-Bacon/46.php">Francis Bacon
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    Silence is the virtue of fools. Francis-Bacon/47.php">Francis Bacon
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    Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God. Francis-Bacon/48.php">Francis Bacon
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    Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. Francis-Bacon/49.php">Francis Bacon
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    Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience. Francis-Bacon/50.php">Francis Bacon
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    Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability. Francis-Bacon/51.php">Francis Bacon
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    The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors. Francis-Bacon/52.php">Francis Bacon
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    The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall. Francis-Bacon/53.php">Francis Bacon
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    The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied. Francis-Bacon/54.php">Francis Bacon
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    The great end of life is not knowledge but action. Francis-Bacon/55.php">Francis Bacon
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    The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears. Francis-Bacon/56.php">Francis Bacon
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    The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon. Francis-Bacon/57.php">Francis Bacon
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    The place of justice is a hallowed place. Francis-Bacon/58.php">Francis Bacon
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    The remedy is worse than the disease. Francis-Bacon/59.php">Francis Bacon
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    The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding. Francis-Bacon/60.php">Francis Bacon
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    The worst men often give the best advice. Francis-Bacon/61.php">Francis Bacon
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    There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. Francis-Bacon/62.php">Francis Bacon
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    There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health. Francis-Bacon/63.php">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 is a man's self. Francis-Bacon/64.php">Francis Bacon
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    There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying. Francis-Bacon/65.php">Francis Bacon
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    There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little. Francis-Bacon/66.php">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/67.php">Francis Bacon
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    They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils. Francis-Bacon/68.php">Francis Bacon
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    This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well. Francis-Bacon/69.php">Francis Bacon
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    Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. Francis-Bacon/70.php">Francis Bacon
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    Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set. Francis-Bacon/71.php">Francis Bacon
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    We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do. Francis-Bacon/72.php">Francis Bacon
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    What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer. Francis-Bacon/73.php">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/74.php">Francis Bacon
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    Wise men make more opportunities than they find. Francis-Bacon/75.php">Francis Bacon
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    With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half. Francis-Bacon/76.php">Francis Bacon
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    Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses. Francis-Bacon/77.php">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/78.php">Francis Bacon