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 :: 1561-1626, British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

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People of great position are servants times three, servants of their country, servants of fame, and servants of business.
~ Francis Bacon - [Servants]

 

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Silence is the virtue of fools.
~ Francis Bacon - [Silence]

 

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Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
~ Francis Bacon - [Solitude]

 

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Speech of yourself ought to be seldom and well chosen.
~ Francis Bacon - [Speech]

 

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The best armor is to keep out of gunshot.
~ Francis Bacon - [Strategies]

 

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I would live to study, and not study to live.
~ Francis Bacon - [Studying]

 

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There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little, and therefore men should remedy suspicion by procuring to know more, and not keep their suspicions in smother.
~ Francis Bacon - [Suspicion]

 

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In thinking, if a person begins with certainties, they shall end in doubts, but if they can begin with doubts, they will end in certainties.
~ Francis Bacon - [Thoughts and Thinking]

 

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Time is the measure of business.
~ Francis Bacon - [Time and Time Management]

 

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To choose time is to save time.
~ Francis Bacon - [Time and Time Management]

 

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Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
~ Francis Bacon - [Training]

 

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It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth... and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below.
~ Francis Bacon - [Truth]

 

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Truth arises more readily from error than from confusion.
~ Francis Bacon - [Truth]

 

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What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
~ Francis Bacon - [Truth]

 

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There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
~ Francis Bacon - [Trying]

 

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Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
~ Francis Bacon - [Variety]

 

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Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
~ Francis Bacon - [Virtue]

 

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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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Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
~ Francis Bacon - [Patience]

 

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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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