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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
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Man   

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"Philosophy, when superficially studied, excites doubt; when thoroughly explored, it dispels it" Francis Bacon
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Doubt   

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"The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall." Francis Bacon
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Angels    English Philosopher   

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"The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses." Francis Bacon
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"All colors will agree in the dark." Francis Bacon
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Colors    Prejudice   

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"It cannot be denied that outward accidents conduce much to fortune, favor, opportunity, death of others, occasion fitting virtue; but chiefly, the mold of a man's fortune is in his own hands" Francis Bacon
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"The desire for power in excess caused angels to fall; the desire for knowledge in excess caused man to fall; but in charity is no excess, neither can man or angels come into danger by it" Francis Bacon
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"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion." Francis Bacon
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Beauty    English Philosopher   

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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
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Ability    English Philosopher   

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"Certainly it is a heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind to move in charity, rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth." Francis Bacon
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Charity   

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"Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages of books, and the like, we do save and recover somewhat from the deluge of time" Francis Bacon
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Books And Reading   

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"The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors." Francis Bacon
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"They that deny a God destroy man's nobility, for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he is not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature" Francis Bacon
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Body   

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"Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons did bury their fathers, but in wars the fathers did bury their sons" Francis Bacon
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Fathers   

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"What then remains but that we still should cry for being born, and, being born, to die?" Francis Bacon
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"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics." Francis Bacon
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English Philosopher    Mathematics   

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"Of great wealth there is no real use, except in its distribution, the rest is just conceit." Francis Bacon
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"It is not what men eat but what they digest that makes them 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; not what we preach but what we practice that makes us Christians." Francis Bacon
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"Sir Amice Pawlet, when he saw too much haste made in any matter, was wont to say, "Stay a while, that we may make an end the sooner" Francis Bacon
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"What is it then to have or have no wife, / But single thraldom, or a double strife?" Francis Bacon
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"It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold men's hearts by hopes when it cannot by satisfaction" Francis Bacon
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