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Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

by Francis Bacon Found in: Silence Quotes,
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Silence is the virtue of fools.

Silence is the virtue of fools.

by Francis Bacon Found in: Silence Quotes,
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If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.

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For cleanness of body was ever esteemed to proceed from a due
reverence to God, to society, and to read more

For cleanness of body was ever esteemed to proceed from a due
reverence to God, to society, and to ourselves.

by Francis Bacon Found in: Cleanliness Quotes,
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Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.

by Francis Bacon Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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The wisdom of our ancestors.

The wisdom of our ancestors.

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Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use
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Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use
be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.

by Francis Bacon Found in: Architecture Quotes,
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The human understanding is no dry light, but receives infusion from the will and affections; which proceed sciences which may read more

The human understanding is no dry light, but receives infusion from the will and affections; which proceed sciences which may be called "sciences as one would." For what a man had rather were true he more readily believes. Therefore he rejects difficult things from impatience of research; sober things, because they narrow hope; the deeper things of nature, from superstition; the light of experience, from arrogance and pride; things not commonly believed, out of deference to the opinion of the vulgar. Numberless in short are the ways, and sometimes imperceptible, in which the affections color and infect the understanding.

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It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire, and many things to fear.

It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire, and many things to fear.

by Francis Bacon Found in: Despair Quotes,
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Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without read more

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.

by Francis Bacon Found in: Goodness Quotes,
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