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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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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...Twenty-third, also published in 1612, is entitled ' Of Wisdom for a Man's Self,' and is thus wound up : — :4 Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...they would devour. But that which is specially to be noticed, is, that those which (as Cicero says of Pompey) are ' Sui amantes sine rivali,'* are many...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...Self,' and is thus wound up : — £•. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof, adepraved thing : it is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure...they would devour. But that which is specially to be noticed, is, that those which (as Cicero says of Pompey) are ' Sui amantes sine rivali,'* are many...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...Wisdom for a Man's Self,' and is thus wound up :— t".Wisdom for a man's self is, in many hranches thereof, a depraved thing: it is the wisdom of rats, that will he sure to leave a house somewhat hefore it fall; it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the...
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The Judges of England: With Sketches of Their Lives, and ..., Volume 6

Edward Foss - 1857
...them. To himself may be applied the close of his essay " On the VOL. VI. II Wisdom for a Man's self." " Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it falls. It is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger who digged and made room for him. It...
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History of the Jesuits: From the Foundation of Their Society to ..., Volume 2

Andrew Steinmetz - 1848
...to bite 'em, And those fleas have less fleas, And so mi infinitum," Or, perhape, better thin: — " Wisdom for a man's self, is, in many branches thereof,...wisdom of rats that will be sure to leave a house some time betöre it fall : it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger who digged and...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1848
...; others to be read but cursorily, and some few to be read wholly and with diligence and attention. fall. It is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out...made room for him. It is the wisdom of crocodiles, who shed tears when they would devour. But that which is specially to be noted is, that those which,...
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History of the Jesuits: From the Foundation of Their Society to ..., Volume 3

Andrew Steinmetz - 1848
...fleas to bite 'em, And those fleas have less fleas, And so ad infinitum." Or perhaps better thus : " Wisdom for a man's self, is in many branches thereof...is the wisdom of rats that will be sure to leave a hoase some time before it fall : it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger who digged...
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History of the Jesuits: From the Foundation of Their Society to ..., Volume 2

Andrew Steinmetz - 1848
...have lesa fleas, And so ad infinitum." Or, perhnps, better thus: — " VViadom for a man's self, ¡a, in many branches thereof, a depraved thing : it is...wisdom of rats that will be sure to leave a house flome time before it fall : it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger who digged and...
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The Worthies of Westmorland: Or, Notable Persons Born in that ..., Volume 1

George Atkinson - 1849
...fortune, took its natural course, and ended in its natural way. " Wisdom for a man's self (says Bacon) is, in many branches thereof, a depraved thing; it...wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house some time » See Life, 71. before its fall ; it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger...
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A Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding

John Locke - 1849 - 132 pages
...and profit themselves ; and for either respect they will abandon the good of their affairs. WisdDm for a man's self is, in many branches thereof a depraved thing : it is the wisdom ot rats, that will be sure to leave a house sometime before it fall : it is the wisdom of the fox,...
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