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" Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof, a depraved thing. It is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it fall. "
Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ... - Page 290
by Ancient learning - 1812
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Like a River Glorious

Lawana Blackwell - 2004 - 336 pages
...Hammond dab at her eyes with her napkin and thought of a line from one of Sir Francis Bacon's essays. It is the wisdom of crocodiles that shed tears when they would devour. At length the woman lowered the napkin and put on a brave little smile. "Now, would you just look at...
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The Self-Fashioning of Disraeli, 1818-1851

Charles Richmond, Paul Smith - 1998 - 212 pages
...and by indignities men come to dignities.'1' And he embraces the following notion of self-interest: Wisdom for a man's self, is in many branches thereof, a depraved thing; it is wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house before it fall; it is the wisdom of the fox, that...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - 1999 - 216 pages
...please them and profit themselves; and for either respect2 they will abandon the good of their affairs. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger, who digged3 and made room for him. It is the wisdom of crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour.*...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - 2000 - 339 pages
...Affaires. Wisedome for a Mans selfe, is in many Branches thereof, a depraved Thing. It is the Wisedome of Rats, that will be sure to leave a House, somewhat before it fall. It is the Wisedome of the Fox, that thrusts out the Badger, who 45 digged and made Roome for him. It is the Wisedome...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 813 pages
...please them and profit themselves; and for either respect0 they will abandon the good of their affairs. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof, a depraved thing. It is the wisdom of rats,0 that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it fall. It is the wisdom of the fox, that...
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Eternity's Handmaiden

R. Peter Ubtrent - 2004 - 496 pages
...but she was certain of one thing now: Japan was going to be her next stop. Wisdom for a man's self is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it falls. — Francis Bacon 10 August 2085, 1203hrs 10 She sat in front of the small, corner deli, half...
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