Francis bacon essays of studies text
Thus, studying mathematics restrains the mind from darting off elsewhere.
Of studies by francis bacon theme
It was great blasphemy, when the devil said, I will ascend, and be like the highest; but it is greater blasphemy, to personate God, and bring him in saying, I will descend, and be like the prince of darkness; and what is it better, to make the cause of religion to descend, to the cruel and execrable actions of murthering princes, butchery of people, and subversion of states and governments? Crafty men contemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them; for they teach not their own use; but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation. For where a man's intentions are published, it is an alarum, to call up all that are against them. For the distance is altered, and it is like a deceit of the eye, that when others come on, they think themselves, go back. Such men, in other men's ca- lamities, are, as it were, in season, and are ever on the loading part: not so good as the dogs, that licked Lazarus' sores; but like flies, that are still buzzing upon any thing that is raw; misanthropi, that make it their practice, to bring men to the bough, and yet never a tree for the purpose in their gar- dens, as Timon had. As if there were no way of discovery, but by simulation. If a person is bashful so as not to discuss his reading with others, he will not be able to improve his wit. The parts and signs of goodness, are many. THERE be none of the affections, which have been noted to fascinate or bewitch, but love and envy.
But the reason is plain. Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
THERE be none of the affections, which have been noted to fascinate or bewitch, but love and envy. Of his many published works, he is best remembered for his Essays collected from until after his deathbrief meditations noted for their wit and insight.
Bacon served as an Attorney General as well as Lord Chancellor of England and received his education from several universities including Trinity College and the University of Cambridge. For corruption: do not only bind thine own hands, or thy servants' hands, from taking, but bind the hands of suitors also, from offering.
Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
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