Francis Sr. Quotes

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"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." Francis Sr.
Essays, Volume 2 (1899) The quote continues, explained by Bacon himself, "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." Add Category or Author

Books And Reading    English Philosopher    Famous    Top 100   

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"Money is a good servant but a bad master." Francis Sr.
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Money   

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"Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable." Francis Sr.
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"It is impossible to love and to be wise." Francis Sr.
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"Knowledge itself is power" Francis Sr.
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Knowledge   

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"I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils." Francis Sr.
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"Knowledge is power." Francis Sr.
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English Philosopher    Knowledge   

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"The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express." Francis Sr.
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"The human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it" Francis Sr.
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"Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study" Francis Sr.
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"Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite." Francis Sr.
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Beauty    English Philosopher   

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"In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior" Francis Sr.
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"Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New." Francis Sr.
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"Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished." Francis Sr.
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