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“There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.”
Francis Bacon Sr.
“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.”
“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.”
“I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.”
“Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.”
“Money is a good servant but a bad master.”
“Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study”
“Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.”
“Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.”
“I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.”
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