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Francis Bacon

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Biography : English philosopher and statesman.
Born: 1561 - Died: 1626
Period:
17th century
16th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority."
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

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Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."
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Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper."
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Knowledge is power."
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Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue."
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Aphorisms, representing a knowledge broken, do invite men to inquire further."
Francis Bacon - The Advancement of Learning
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A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion."
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Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom."
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Philosophy only is the true one which reproduces most faithfully the statements of nature, and is written down, as it were, from nature's dictation, so that it is nothing but a copy and a reflection of nature, and adds nothing of its own, but is merely a repetition and echo."
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Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other."
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Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor."
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Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience."
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Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished."
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The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil."
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Friends are thieves of time."
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I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."
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Knowledge and human power are synonymous."
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Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god."
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