Friday, January 22, 2010

Meandering here and there . . .

Today is the birthday of Francis Bacon (January 22, 1561 – April 9, 1626), philosopher, statesman, scientist, and author.

"The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power." - Francis Bacon

"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties." - Francis Bacon

"By far the greatest obstacle to the progress of science and to the undertaking of new tasks and provinces therein is found in this — that men despair and think things impossible." - Francis Bacon

"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is." - Francis Bacon

"Nothing is terrible except fear itself." - Francis Bacon

"A wise man will make more opportunities, than he finds." - Francis Bacon

"Knowledge is power." - Francis Bacon

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