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Be so true to thyself, as thou be not false to others.
Sir Francis Bacon

Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
Sir Francis Bacon

There is a cunning which we in England call "the turning of the cat in the pan;" which is, when
that which a man says to another, he lays it as if another had said it to him.
Sir Francis Bacon

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
Sir Francis Bacon

Cato said the best way to keep good acts in memory was to refresh them with new.
Sir Francis Bacon

Conception, my boy, fundamental brain work, is what makes all the difference in art. The job
of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Sir Francis Bacon

Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Sir Francis Bacon

All good moral philosophy is but the handmaid to religion.
Sir Francis Bacon

I have taken all knowledge to be my province.
Sir Francis Bacon

Poesy was ever thought to have some participation of divineness, because it doth raise and
erect the mind by submitting the shows of things to the desires of the mind.
Sir Francis Bacon

Cosmus, Duke of Florence, was wont to say of perfidious friends, that "We read that we
ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends."
Sir Francis Bacon

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