Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain. (Mark Twain)
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Francis Bacon


(1561 – 1626) Full name: Sir Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban. An English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, author and essayist. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. Also he has been called the creator of empiricism.

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
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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