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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

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"The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future." Herbert Spencer
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Francis Bacon

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

"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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"Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain." John Locke
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Francis Bacon

"Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom." Francis Bacon
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Alan Watts

"Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe." Alan Watts
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"I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person." Rita Mero
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Character    English Philosopher   

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"Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished." Jeremy Bentham
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English Philosopher    Ignorance   

Francis Bacon

"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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"A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it." George Moore
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Francis Bacon

"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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English Philosopher    Observation   

Thomas Hobbes

"The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living." Thomas Hobbes
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Francis Bacon

"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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"Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood." Robin Collingwood
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Appetite    English Philosopher   

Francis Bacon

"The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses." Francis Bacon
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Francis Bacon

"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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"I'm glad to see that women have an important role within the industry. My no. 1 complaint would still be that most women are very submissive and victims. I would like to see women portrayed in a much stronger and intelligent capacity." Rita Mero
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"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools." Herbert Spencer
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English Philosopher    Folly   

Francis Bacon

"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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"A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else." John Locke
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