Francis Bacon

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Born Saturday 21 January 1561, died Thursday 9 April 1626

Professions: Author, Philosopher, Scientist, Statesman

Nationality: English

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Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.

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There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.

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It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.

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It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about.

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There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.

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The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.

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Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.

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Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.

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What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.

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Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.

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Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.

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Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use.

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The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.

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Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.

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Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.

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Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.

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Knowledge and human power are synonymous.

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Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.

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The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.

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Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible.

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