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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.
         
   
F
Who then to frail mortality shall trust,
But limns the water, or but writes in dust.

R
For all knowledge and wonder (which is the seed of knowledge) is an impression of pleasure in itself.
A
For it is not possible to join serpentine wisdom with columbine innocency, except men know exactly all the conditions of the serpent: his baseness and going upon his belly, his volubility and lubricity, his envy and sting, and the rest . . .
N
If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us.
K
Fortunes . . . come tumbling into some men's laps.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The World
R: The Advancement of Learning," Bk. I, Ch. 1
A: The Advancement of Learning, bk. 2, ch. 21, sct. 9 (1605). Bacon was referring to Jesus's words to the Apostles in Matthew 10:16: "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye ther
N: Speech for prosecution, as Attorney General, in Overbury murder case, Nov. 1615.
K: The Advancement of Learning, II. xxiii. 43
   


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