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“The Trinitarian believes a virgin to be the mother of a son who is her maker.”
Francis Bacon Sr.
“He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.”
“Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil times, and which have much veneration but no rest.”
“Come home to men's business and bosoms.”
“He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.”
“In things that a man would not be seen in himself, it is a point of cunning to borrow the name of the world; as to say, "The world says," or "There is a speech abroad."”
“It is a good point of cunning for a man to shape the answer he would have in his own words and propositions, for it makes the other party stick the less.”
“Like the strawberry wives, that laid two or three great strawberries at the mouth of their pot, and all the rest were little ones.”
“My Lord St. Albans said that Nature did never put her precious jewels into a garret four stories high, and therefore that exceeding tall men had ever very empty heads.”
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