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    We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.

    Francis Bacon
    Philosophers and Philosophy
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    For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.

    Francis Bacon
    Love
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    Anger makes dull men witty — but it keeps them poor.

    Francis Bacon
    Anger
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    Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.

    Francis Bacon
    Life and Living
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    Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.

    Francis Bacon
    Lies and Lying
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    Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.

    Francis Bacon
    Learning
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    Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.

    Francis Bacon
    Learning
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    Judges ought to be more learned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.

    Francis Bacon
    Law and Lawyers
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    Knowledge and human power are synonymous.

    Francis Bacon
    Knowledge
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    Knowledge is power.

    Francis Bacon, Ed Murphy
    Knowledge
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    Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.

    Francis Bacon
    Justice
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    God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.

    Francis Bacon
    Intelligence and Intellectuals
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    By indignities men come to dignities.

    Francis Bacon
    Insults
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    As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.

    Francis Bacon
    Innovation
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    Acorns were good until bread was found.

    Francis Bacon
    Improvement
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    In every great time there is some one idea at work which is more powerful than any other, and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues.

    Francis Bacon
    Ideas
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    Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.

    Francis Bacon
    Ability
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    Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

    Francis Bacon
    Humour
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    Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.

    Francis Bacon
    Love
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    Wives are young men’s mistresses; companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.

    Francis Bacon
    Marriage
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    Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.

    Francis Bacon
    Patience
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    Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.

    Francis Bacon
    Past
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    The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.

    Francis Bacon
    Parents and Parenting
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    Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.

    Francis Bacon
    Painters and Painting
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    Many a man’s strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use.

    Francis Bacon
    Opposition
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    Opportunity makes a thief.

    Francis Bacon
    Opportunity
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    A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

    Francis Bacon
    Opportunity
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    Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men’s manners and actions if they be not altogether open. Therefore set it down: That a habit of secrecy is both politic and moral.

    Francis Bacon
    Nudity
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    Nature is commanded by obeying her.

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

    Francis Bacon
    Nature
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    The French are wiser than they seem, and the Spaniards seem wiser than they are.

    Francis Bacon
    Nationalities and Nationalism
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    Mysteries are due to secrecy.

    Francis Bacon
    Mystery
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    Be not penny-wise. Riches have wings. Sometimes they fly away of themselves, and sometimes they must be set flying to bring in more.

    Francis Bacon
    Money
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    Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.

    Francis Bacon
    Money
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    If money be not they servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.

    Francis Bacon
    Money
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    Money makes a good servant, but a bad master.

    Francis Bacon
    Money
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    No man’s fortune can be an end worthy of his being.

    Francis Bacon
    Money
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    Our humanity is a poor thing, except for the divinity that stirs within us.

    Francis Bacon
    Humankind
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    Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.

    Francis Bacon
    Hope
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    The person is a poor judge who by an action can be disgraced more in failing than they can be honored in succeeding.

    Francis Bacon
    Honour
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    Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.

    Francis Bacon
    Age and Aging
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    Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still; for age will not be defied.

    Francis Bacon
    Age and Aging
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    Age will not be defied.

    Francis Bacon
    Age and Aging
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    Men on their side must force themselves for a while to lay their notions by and begin to familiarize themselves with facts.

    Francis Bacon
    Fact
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    Riches are for spending.

    Francis Bacon
    Excess
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    None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy.

    Francis Bacon
    Envy
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    He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.

    Francis Bacon
    Advice
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    There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man’s self.

    Francis Bacon
    Advice
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    Suspicion amongst thoughts are like bats amongst birds, they never fly by twilight.

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

    Francis Bacon
    Doubt
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