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Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance. Francis Bacon

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The worst solitude is to have no real friendships. Francis Bacon

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Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study. Francis Bacon

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Anger makes dull men witty -- but it keeps them poor. Francis Bacon

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Nature is commanded by obeying her. Francis Bacon

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Judges ought to be more learned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue. Francis Bacon

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Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability. Francis Bacon

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Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience. Francis Bacon

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Acorns were good until bread was found. Francis Bacon

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Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul. Francis Bacon

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For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. Francis Bacon

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God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave. Francis Bacon

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Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy. Francis Bacon

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Knowledge and human power are synonymous. Francis Bacon

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The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears. Francis Bacon

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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Francis Bacon

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A man who contemplates revenge keeps his wounds green. Francis Bacon

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Wives are young men's mistresses; companions for middle age, and old men's nurses. Francis Bacon

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No man's fortune can be an end worthy of his being. Francis Bacon

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Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use. Francis Bacon

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As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time. Francis Bacon

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The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine, because the office of medicine is but to tune the curious harp of man's body. Francis Bacon

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The French are wiser than they seem, and the Spaniards seem wiser than they are. Francis Bacon

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In every great time there is some one idea at work which is more powerful than any other, and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues. Francis Bacon

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Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice. Francis Bacon

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Money is like muck, not good except it be spread. Francis Bacon

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Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend. Francis Bacon

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Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men's manners and actions if they be not altogether open. Therefore set it down: That a habit of secrecy is both politic and moral. Francis Bacon

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Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Francis Bacon

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Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it. Francis Bacon

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Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory. Francis 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 Bacon

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If money be not they servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him. Francis Bacon

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Money makes a good servant, but a bad master. Francis Bacon

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By indignities men come to dignities. Francis Bacon

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Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time. Francis Bacon

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They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they see nothing but sea. Francis Bacon

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Scientia potentia est Francis Bacon

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In charity there is no excess. Francis Bacon

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Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. Francis Bacon

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Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still; for age will not be defied. 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

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Men on their side must force themselves for a while to lay their notions by and begin to familiarize themselves with facts. Francis Bacon

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People of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon and seldom drive business home to it's conclusion, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Francis Bacon

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Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it. Francis Bacon

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Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is. 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

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The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied. Francis Bacon

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None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy. Francis Bacon

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Be not penny-wise. Riches have wings. Sometimes they fly away of themselves, and sometimes they must be set flying to bring in more. Francis Bacon