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Quotation: Francis Bacon – “…But men must know…”


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

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Today’s Holiday

Opalia (2014)

The ancient Roman fertility goddess Ops was known by several different names—among them Rhea, Cybele, Bona Dea, Magna Mater, Thya, and Tellus. She married Saturn and was the mother of Jupiter. She is usually portrayed as a matron, with a loaf of bread in her left hand and her right hand opened as if offering assistance. Not much is known about what actually took place during the Opalia, but it appears that women played an important role in the festival. Because Ops was a fertility goddess, she was often invoked by touching the earth. More… Discuss

quotation: Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. Francis Bacon


Quotation of the Day

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.

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QUOTATION: Francis Bacon


Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

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QUOTATION: Francis Bacon


Silence is the virtue of fools.

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QUOTATION: Francis Bacon


Revenge triumphs over death; love slights it; honor aspireth to it; grief flieth to it; fear preoccupateth it.

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quotation: Francis Bacon


Nuptial love maketh mankind; friendly love perfecteth it; but wanton love corrupteth, and embaseth it.

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Quotation: Francis Bacon on being born and dying


It is as natural to die, as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful, as the other.

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Quotation: Francis Bacon (good old times…)


There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame, as to be found false and perfidious.

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Quotation: Francis Bacon about trust


The greatest trust, between man and man, is the trust of giving counsel. For in other confidences, men commit the parts of life; their lands, their goods … some particular affair; but to such as they make their counselors, they commit the whole.

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Quotation: Francis Bacon on Boldness


Boldness is ever blind; for it seeth not danger, and inconveniences.

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Quotation: Francis Bacon on the man’s way to power


By indignities men come to dignities.

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Quotation: Francis Bacon on the ‘permanence of the wound of revenge’ or the green wound of revenge


This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge, keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal, and do well.

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Today’s Quotation: Francis Bacon (1561-1626) on Virtue and Character and Moral Compass


A man that hath no virtue in himself, ever envieth virtue in others; for men’s minds will either feed upon their own good, or upon others’ evil; and who wanteth the one will prey upon the other.

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Today’s Quotation: Francis Bacon (1561-1626) on Two “V” Words: Vice and Virtue


 Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

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Quotation of the Day: Francis Bacon


I hold every man a debtor to his profession; from the which as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavor themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereunto.

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Quotation of the Day: Fracis Bacon -on Fame


Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.

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My take on this: “Fame can float you, fame can sink you:  That which you’re famous for is of your choosing!”

Quotation of the Day: Francis Bacon – How to Paradise (on Paradise Lost)


The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.

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My take on this: The Garden of Eden might have been a place of bliss (ignorant of Power and Knowledge.) What good are they both if they displace you from your natural place: The fruits of power and knowledge are deemed to fall out of grace and loose it.

Today’s Quotation: Francis Bacon (156101626) – On Fortune


If a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible.

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My take on this: It’s all up in the air, actually…And of course, Fortune can mean different things, to different folks.