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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

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.




Translation

Translation

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German
Eine kluge Frage ist die Hälfte der Weisheit.

French
Une question prudente est la moitié de la sagesse.




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If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question.

And wisdom in life is perhaps to ask for anything, why?

The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.




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Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Silence is often the truest wisdom.
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Quotes for: question


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Quotes for: question


To be, or not to be, that is the question.
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The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.
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There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.
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Charm is a way of getting the answer 'Yes' without asking a clear question.
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Why are there beings at all, and why not rather nothing? That is the question.
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Life's most persistent and urgent question is: “What are you doing for others?”
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Quotes for: Prudence


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Silence is the sanctuary of prudence.
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The coward calls himself cautious, the miser thrifty.
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There are hurricanes in human affairs, tempests of passion, when it is wise to retire to a harbor and ride it out at anchor. Remedies often make diseases worse.
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When in doubt, follow the suit of the wise and prudent.
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The cautious seldom err.
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A wise and prudent king knows how to make use of even the least of his subjects.
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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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