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FRANCIS BACON
English philosopher, statesman and writer
(1561 - 1626)
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A bad man is worse when he pretends to be a saint.
      - [Hypocrisy]

A gamester, the greater master he is in his art, the worse man he is.
      - [Gambling]

"A good name is like precious ointment"; it filleth all round about, and will not easily away; for the odors of ointments are more durable than those of flowers.
      - [Reputation]

A graceful and pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of recommendation.
      - [Grace]

A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war.
      - [War]

A liar is a bravo towards God and a coward towards men.
      - [Lying]

A man dies as often as he loses his friends.
      - [Friends]

A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.
      - [Matrimony]

A man shall see, where there is a house full of children, one or two of the eldest restricted, and the youngest ruined by indulgence; but in the midst, some that are, as it were, forgotten, who many times, nevertheless, prove the best.
      - [Childhood : Children]

A man that hath no virtue in himself ever envieth virtue in others; for men's minds will either feed upon their own good or upon others' evil; and who wanteth the one will prey upon the other.
      - [Virtue]

A man that hath no virtue in himself, ever envieth virtue in others; for men's minds will either feed upon their own good or upon others' evil; and who wanteth the one will prey upon the other.
      - [Envy]

A man that is young in years may be old in hours, if he have lost no time; but that happeneth rarely. Generally, youth is like the first cogitations, not so wise as the second; for there is a youth in thoughts as well as in ages; and yet the invention of young men is more lively than that of old, and imaginations stream into their minds better, and, as it were, more divinely.
      - [Youth]

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
      - [Revenge]

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.
      - [Tediousness]

A man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket, and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable, and should be secured, because they seldom return.
      - [Thought]

A man's nature is best perceived in privateness, for there is no affectation; in passion, for that putteth a man out of his precepts; and in a new case or experiment, for there custom leaveth him.
      - [Human Nature]

A pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of recommendation.
      - [Grace]

A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
      - [Questions]

A steady hand in military affairs is more requisite than in peace, because an error committed in war may prove irremediable.
      - [War]

A sudden, bold, and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
      - [Questions]

A trust is an obligation of conscience of one to the will of another.
      - [Legal Maxims]

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
      - [Opportunity : Proverbs]

Alchemy may be compared to the man who told his sons he had left the gold buried somewhere in his vineyard; where they by digging found no gold, but by turning up the mould, about the roots of their vines, procured a plentiful vintage. So the search and endeavors to make gold have brought many useful inventions and instructive experiments to light.
      - [Alchemy]

All rising to a great place is by a winding stair.
      - [Progress]

All the crimes on earth do not destroy so many of the human race, nor alienate so much property, as drunkenness.
      - [Intemperance]


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