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If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts: but if he will be content to begin read more

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts: but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.

by Francis Bacon, Sr. Found in: Certainty Quotes,
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Houses are built to live in and not to look on.

Houses are built to live in and not to look on.

by Francis Bacon, Sr. Found in: Houses Quotes,
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Boldness is a child of ignorance

Boldness is a child of ignorance

by Francis Bacon, Sr. Found in: Boldness Quotes,
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Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.

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

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

by Francis Bacon, Sr. Found in: Prosperity Quotes,
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Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.

Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.

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The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.

The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.

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Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in read more

Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution

by Francis Bacon, Sr. Found in: Boldness Quotes,
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Such is the way of all superstition, whether in astrology, dreams, omens, divine judgments, or the like; wherein men, having read more

Such is the way of all superstition, whether in astrology, dreams, omens, divine judgments, or the like; wherein men, having a delight in such vanities, mark the events where they are fulfilled, but where they fail, though this happen much oftener, n

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Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than read more

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order.

by Francis Bacon, Sr. Found in: Discretion Quotes,
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