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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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The Essays: Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral ; and The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1856 - 360 pages
...please them, and profit themselves ; and for either respect they will abandon the good of their affairs. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave u house somewhat before it fall : it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger who digged...
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e.r. humphreys, lld - 1856
...interferes with the convenience or advantage of self. " Selfishness," to quote Lord Bacon again, " is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it fall ; the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger who digged and made room for him ; the wisdom...
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Laconics: Or the Best Words of the Best Authors ...

John Timbs - 1856
...should fear „ Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come. Shakspfare. DCCCIV. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof, a depraved thiug : it is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house sometime before it fall : •:....
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The judges of England, from the time of the Conquest, Volume 6

Edward Foss - 1857
...them. To himself may be applied the close of his essay " On the VOL. VI. H 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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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. H 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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Bacon's Essays: With Annotations

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - 1857 - 550 pages
...them, and profit themselves ; and for either respect3 they will abandon the good of their affairs. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house some time before its fall : it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger, who digged and...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with The wisdom of the ancients ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1857
...and profit Themfelves : and for either refpect they will abandon the Good of their Affairs. Wifdom for a Man's Self is, in many Branches thereof, a depraved Thing : it is the Wifdom of Rats, that will be fure to leave a Houfe, fomewhat before it fall. It is the Wifdom of the...
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The Strength of Nations: An Historical Retrospect

Andrew Bisset - 1859 - 300 pages
...says, " will set a house on fire and it were but to roast their eggs. ... It is the wisdom of rats — it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the...crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour." By the political constitution of England, as well as by its physical form and structure, the expenses...
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On the Strength of Nations, Volume 59

Andrew Bisset - 1859 - 300 pages
...says, " will set a house on fire and it were but to roast their eggs. ... It is the wisdom of rats — it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the...crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour." By the political constitution of England, as well as by its physical form and structure, the expenses...
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Wise sayings of the great and good

Wise sayings - 1864 - 339 pages
...us strong, Blind, and impatient, and it leads us wrong. Edward Shore, Tale XI.— G. CRABBE. WISDOM. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour. Essay on Wisdom for a Man's Self. — LORD BACON. WISDOM. The Chief Man's chief wisdom consists in...
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