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As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.

As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.

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The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the
desire of knowledge in excess caused man read more

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the
desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall; but in charity
there is no excess, neither can angel or man come in danger by
it.

by Francis Bacon Found in: Charity Quotes,
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Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they
are incensed or crushed.

Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they
are incensed or crushed.

by Francis Bacon Found in: Virtue Quotes,
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The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss, and commit to read more

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.

by Francis Bacon Found in: Thinking Quotes,
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I have taken all knowledge to be my province.

I have taken all knowledge to be my province.

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