Authors - Francis Bacon

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Francis Bacon (22 January 1561 - 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. - Wikipedia

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Quote 280by Anonymous on 23/12/2010

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
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    Quote 688by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

    A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
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      Quote 1465by Anonymous on 13/01/2011

      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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        Quote 3006by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

        Never exaggerate your faults. Your friends will attend to that.
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          Quote 3303by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

          Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man.
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            Quote 3462by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

            Reading makes a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
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              Quote 4068by Anonymous on 13/02/2011

              He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
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                Quote 4863by Anonymous on 02/03/2011

                It is impossible to love and to be wise.
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                  Quote 5046by Anonymous on 10/05/2011

                  In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
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                    Quote 5119by Anonymous on 20/05/2011

                    Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.
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                      Quote 5207by Anonymous on 05/06/2011

                      The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
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                        Quote 5612by Anonymous on 31/07/2011

                        By far the best proof is experience.
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                          Quote 5642by Anonymous on 05/08/2011

                          Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain than the virtuous.
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                            Quote 5652by Anonymous on 18/08/2011

                            He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.
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                              Quote 7813by Anonymous on 18/02/2012

                              Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
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                                Quote 8029by Anonymous on 27/03/2012

                                Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
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                                  Quote 8075by Anonymous on 19/04/2012

                                  Knowledge is power.
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                                    Quote 8380by Anonymous on 08/05/2012

                                    Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
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                                      Quote 8395by Anonymous on 09/05/2012

                                      I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
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                                        Quote 8551by Anonymous on 18/05/2012

                                        Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
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                                          Quote 10139by Anonymous on 15/09/2012

                                          Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.
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                                            Quote 10267by Anonymous on 25/09/2012

                                            Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
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                                              Quote 10420by Anonymous on 03/10/2012

                                              A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
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                                                Quote 10531by Anonymous on 10/10/2012

                                                We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
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                                                  Quote 10603by Anonymous on 12/10/2012

                                                  If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
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                                                    Quote 10643by Anonymous on 15/10/2012

                                                    Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.
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                                                      Quote 11122by Anonymous on 25/11/2012

                                                      Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
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                                                        Quote 12561by Anonymous on 28/04/2013

                                                        By nature, men love newfangledness.
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                                                          Quote 13118by Anonymous on 20/06/2013

                                                          They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
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                                                            Quote 13809by Anonymous on 04/09/2013

                                                            Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
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                                                              Quote 14085by Anonymous on 03/11/2013

                                                              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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