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

For all knowledge and wonder (which is the seed of knowledge) is an impression of pleasure in itself.
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 . . .
If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us.
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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