Tag Archive | "Sir Francis Bacon"

A prudent question

A prudent question is one half of wisdom.

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He that will

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.

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There is no

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.

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The subtlety of

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.

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Men fear death

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.

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Hope is a

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

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Dolendi modus, timendi

Dolendi modus, timendi non item.
(To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.)

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A wise man

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

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Read not to

Read not to contradict and confute?nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.

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Certainly virtue is

Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

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