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Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon

A key figure in the Renaissance, Sir Francis Bacon was a noted philosopher, author and statesman whose promotion of active science greatly affected the English-speaking world. Bacon was a productive writer, even though his aspirations were political. His many essays, 58 in fact, were aphorisms on political behavior. He published his "The Advancement of Learning" in 1605 in the hopes of get…

Date of Birth: January 22, 1561
Date of Death: April 09, 1626


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"Friendship redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half" Francis Bacon
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"A man is but what he knoweth." Francis Bacon
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"The worst solitude is to have no real friendships." Francis Bacon
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"The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship." Francis Bacon
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"Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake..." 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
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"Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend." Francis Bacon
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"Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order." Francis Bacon
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"Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom." Francis Bacon
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"There is superstition in avoiding superstitions" 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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"It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity." Francis Bacon
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"Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel, and fitter for new projects than for settled business." Francis Bacon
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"He said it, that knew it best." 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
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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
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"Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had" Francis Bacon
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"A prudent question is one half of wisdom." Francis Bacon
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"Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study" Francis Bacon
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"The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall." Francis Bacon
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"The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and pass over the other" Francis Bacon
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