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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

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A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Francis Bacon




Translation  

Translation

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German
Eine kluge Frage ist die Hälfte der Weisheit.”
Francis Bacon

French
Une question prudente est la moitié de la sagesse.”
Francis Bacon




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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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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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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;”
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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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If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Why are there beings at all, and why not rather nothing? That is the question.”
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Quotes for: Prudence:



Quotes for: Prudence

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Silence is the sanctuary of prudence.”
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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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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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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A prudent man should always follow in the path trodden by great men and imitate those who are most excellent.”
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince
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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
Francis Bacon
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.”
Francis Bacon - Novum organum
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Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.”
Francis Bacon
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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.”
Francis Bacon
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Knowledge is power.”
Francis Bacon
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