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Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
English author, courtier, & philosopher [more author details]
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Silence is the virtue of fools.
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Sir Francis Bacon
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
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Sir Francis Bacon
The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
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Sir Francis Bacon
There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous: a fertile soil, busy workshops, easy conveyance for men and goods from place to place.
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Sir Francis Bacon
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
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Sir Francis Bacon
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
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Sir Francis Bacon
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
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Sir Francis Bacon, "Of Beauty"
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.
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Sir Francis Bacon, "Of Death"
Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.
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Sir Francis Bacon, Essays: Of Building, 1623
Knowledge is power.
(Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est)
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Sir Francis Bacon, Meditationes Sacræ. De Hæresibus. (1597)
In charity there is no excess.
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Sir Francis Bacon, Of Goodness, and Goodness of Nature (1625)
Ask counsel of both times-of the ancient time what is best, and of the latter time what is fittest.
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Sir Francis Bacon, Of Great Place, 1625
Knowledge is power.
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Sir Francis Bacon, Religious Meditations, Of Heresies, 1597
Man seeketh in society comfort, use and protection.
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Sir Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning, 1605

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