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Sir Francis Bacon Quotes


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With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
 

Without controversy, learning doth make the mind of men gentle, generous, amiable, and pliant to government; whereas ignorance makes them churlish, thwarting, and mutinous; and the evidence of time doth clear this assertion, considering that the most barbarous, rude, and unlearned times have been most subject to tumults, seditions, and changes.
[Learning]
 

Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
[Wife]
 

Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
 

Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel, and fitter for new projects than for settled business.
 


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