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Francis Bacon Sr



    The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and pass over the other

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    There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous: a fertile soil, busy workshops, easy conveyance for men and goods from place to place

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    In superstition wise men follow fools

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    Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.

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    Knowledge itself is power

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    Vain-glorious men are the scorn of the wise, the admiration of fools, the idols of paradise, and the slaves of their own vaunts

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    It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold men's hearts by hopes when it cannot by satisfaction

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    Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.

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    It is impossible to love and be wise

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    The speaking in perpetual hyperbole is comely in nothing but love

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    Nuptial love maketh mankind; friendly love perfecteth it; but wanton love corrupteth and embaseth it.

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    He was reputed one of the wise men that made answer to the question, when a man should marry? 'A young man not yet, an elder man not at all

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    It is nothing won to admit men with an open door, yet to receive them with a shut and reserved countenance.

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

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    The worst men often give the best advice.

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    The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.

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    Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.

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    A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.

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