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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

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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French
Les hommes craignent la mort comme les enfants craignent les ténèbres ; et ce qui renforce l’analogie, les terreurs de la première espèce sont aussi augmentées dans les hommes faits par ces contes effrayants dont on les berce.




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As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
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A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.
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After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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All grown-ups were once children (but only few of them remember it).
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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
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Mature manhood: that means to have rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
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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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