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Francis Bacon
(1561-1626) born on
Jan 22
English philosopher, statesman, essayist. He was an early advocate of inductive learning from intensive observation; wrote "Novum Organum," 1620.
         
   
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It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth.

R
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.
A
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.
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He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
K
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Essays," "Of Truth," 1597-1625.
R: "Essays," "Of Great Place," 1597-1625.
A: "Essays," "Of Building," 1597-1625.
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