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“The human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it”
Francis Bacon Sr.
“The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.”
“Time is the measure of business.”
“Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.”
“Houses are built to live in and not to look on.”
“Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.”
“Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.”
“God Almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.”
“Wise men make more opportunities than they find.”
“Men commonly think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and imbibed opinions, but generally act according to custom”
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