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Francis Bacon

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Biography - Francis Bacon:

English philosopher and statesman.
Born: 1561 - Died: 1626
Period:
17th century
16th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Age appears to be best in four things old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.




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It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.




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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
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The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
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And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.
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Confidence raises the soul.
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Be confident: Truth is not the end of the way, it is the way itself.
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I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
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Quotes for: friendship


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Quotes about friendship:


Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
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Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
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It is the fool's misfortune to fail in obtaining the position, the employment, the neighbourhood, and the circle of friends that suit him.
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Reprove your friend in secret and praise him openly.
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Quotes for: wine


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Quotes about wine:


In wine, truth.
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My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.
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Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
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Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
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Taste is good for wine lovers and cooks. Art has nothing to do with taste.
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
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Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
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Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is no comparison, no envy.
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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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