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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

Francis Bacon - 1890 - 275 pages
...A load of lead inserted in the bowl, to cause an oblique motion, or bias. ' ' \ OF INNOVATIONS. 135 Wisdom for \ a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...they would devour. But that which is specially to V t noted is, that those which, as Cicero says of Pompey, are "sui amantes sine rivali,"1 are manytimes...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1890 - 300 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,...fox, that thrusts out the badger, who digged and made 40 room for him. It is the wisdom of crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour. But that which...
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Adventures of a Younger Son

Edward John Trelawny - 1890 - 521 pages
...actions were guided by self-interest, reminds us of Bacon's words — " Wisdom for a man's self is a depraved thing ; it is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house before it falls : it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger : and whereas they have...
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Adventures of a Younger Son

Edward John Trelawny - 1890 - 521 pages
...actions were guided by self-interest, reminds usof Bacon's words — " Wisdom for a man's self is.a depraved thing ; it is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house before it falls : it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger : and whereas they have...
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Francis Bacon, Poet, Prophet, Philosopher, Versus Phantom Captain ...

William Francis C. Wigston - 1891 - 436 pages
...tfic bowl should run, And not unluckily against the bias.* ("Taming of the Shrew," act iv. sc. 5.) " Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof, a depraved thing. It is the Wisdmn nf Riifx, /luit will be sure to leave a house before it fall " (" Of Wisdom for a Man's Self")....
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Brief for Plaintiff: Bacon Vs. Shakespeare

Edwin Reed - 1891 - 112 pages
...instance, as in many others, it requires Bacon's prose to explain Shakespeare's poetry. 39 FROM BACON. " It is the wisdom of crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour.'' — Essay of Wisdom. "There was an Egyptian soothsayer that made Antonius believe that his genius,...
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Englische Studien, Volume 17

1892
...run to and fro in trodden paths with the shell upon their heads: Bunyan PP 118. It is the Wisedome of the Fox, that thrusts out the Badger, who digged and made Roome for him. Bacon, Ess. 187. an ugly Spider, who hangs by her Hands upon the Wall. Bunyan PP 185....
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Essays

Francis Bacon - 1893 - 319 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,...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 :...
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 579 pages
...of it. — Seneca. Man's chief wisdom consists in being sensible of his follies. — Rochefoucauld. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour. Bacon. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. — Bible. Look about, my son,...
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Om Francis Bacons filosofi med särskild hänsyn till det etiska problemet

Efraim Liljeqvist - 1898 - 368 pages
...on 'Revenge', on 'Simulation and Dissimulation', on 'Wisdom for a Man's self, — 'in many branches a depraved thing, it is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house bcfore its fall'. It is the mere malice of detraction to say that the worldly view is the man; the...
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