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Francis Bacon

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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." Comedy, Greatness  
"Nay, number itself in armies importeth not much, where the people is of weak courage; for, as Virgil saith, "It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep be." Military 5.00 average rating  
"Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons did bury their fathers, but in wars the fathers did bury their sons." Anti-Religion, War 4.00 average rating  
"Ask counsel of both times-of the ancient time what is best, and of the latter time what is fittest." Wisdom  
"Be not penny-wise; riches have wings, and sometimes they fly away of themselves; sometimes they must be set flying to bring in more." Wisdom  
"Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read." Age 5.00 average rating  
"For friends... do but look upon good Books: they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble." Reading 3.00 average rating  
"For friends... do but look upon good Books: they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble." Anti-God, Books  
"Chiefly the mold of a man's fortune is in his own hands." Quotations  
"Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly." Economics, Change 5.00 average rating  
"A healthy body is the guest-chamber of the soul; a sick, its prison." Health 4.60 average rating  
"Truth will sooner come out of error than from confusion." Mistakes 5.00 average rating  
"Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable." Writing 4.66 average rating  
"We see then how far the monuments of wit and learning are more durable than the monuments of power, or of the hands. For have not the verses of Homer continued twenty-five hundred years or more, without the loss of a syllable or letter; during which time infinite palaces, temples, castles, cities have been decayed and demolished?" Miscellaneous 3.00 average rating  
"We see then how far the monuments of wit and learning are more durable than the monuments of power, or of the hands. For have not the verses of Homer continued twenty-five hundred years or more, without the loss of a syllable or letter; during which time infinite palaces, temples, castles, cities have been decayed and demolished?" Quotations  
"Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason." God, Strength 5.00 average rating  
"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion." Beauty 4.85 average rating  
"In charity there is no excess." Charity 5.00 average rating  
"By far the best proof is experience." Experience 4.00 average rating  
 


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