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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
Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation.

R
Lucid intervals and happy pauses.
A
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
N
The poets did well to conjoin Music And Medicine in Apollo: because the office of medicine is but to tune this curious harp of man's body and to reduce it to harmony.
K
Just as it is always said of slander that something always sticks when people boldly slander, so it might be said of self-praise (if it is not entirely shameful and ridiculous) that if we praise ourselves fearlessly, something will always stick.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Valerius Terminus of the Interpretation of Nature," Ch. 26
R: The History of the Reign of King Henry VII."
A: x
N: The Advancement of Learning," Bk. II
K: The Advancement of Learning."
   


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