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Anger is certainly a kind of baseness, as it appears well in the weakness of those subjects in whom it reigns: children, women, old folks, sick folks.

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It is a true rule that love is ever rewarded, either with the reciproque or with an inward and secret contempt.

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Francis Bacon

   Love
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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.

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Francis Bacon

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It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.

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There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.

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Francis Bacon

   Man
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Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.

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No body can be healthful without exercise, neither natural body nor politic, and certainly, to a kingdom or estate, a just and honourable war is the true exercise.

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Francis Bacon

   War
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But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.

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Francis Bacon

   Life
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Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.

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It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about.

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Francis Bacon

   Life
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Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.

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Francis Bacon

   Best
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The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.

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Francis Bacon

   Knowledge
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Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.

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Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.

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Francis Bacon

   Questions
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Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.

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Francis Bacon

   Best
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The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.

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Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.

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Francis Bacon

   Life
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Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

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Francis Bacon

   Anger
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Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.

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Francis Bacon

   Death
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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

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Francis Bacon

   Man