The genius of any single man can no more equal learning, than a private purse hold way with the exchequer.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
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Look to make your course regular, that men may know beforehand what they may expect.
No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of Truth.
It is generally better to deal by speech than by letter.
Source: Essays. Of Negotiating
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
It was prettily devised of Aesop, 'The fly sat upon the axletree of the chariot-wheel and said, what a dust do I raise.'
Source: Essays. Of Vain-Glory
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Source: Essays. Of Beauty
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
Source: Advancement of Learning, book 2, chapter 7 (1605)
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Source: Essays: Of Friendship (1597-1625)
The wisdom of the ancients.
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