The Essays first appeared, ten in number, in And also that "he was free from malice", "no revenger of injuries", and "no defamer of any man". I know I have clean hands and a clean heart, and I hope a clean house for friends or servants; but Job himself, or whoever was the justest judge, by such hunting for matters against him as hath been used against me, may for a time seem foul, especially in a time when greatness is the mark and accusation is the game.
The essays concern themselves with such universal concepts as truth, death, love, goodness, friendship, fortune, and praise. I know I have clean hands and a clean heart.
God Almighty first planted a garden, and indeed it is the purest of human pleasures. Cheerfulness To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of exercise is one of the best precepts of long lasting. Be so true to thyself, as thou be not false to others. In which respect notwithstanding, we ought not to be wanting to our selves; for seeing God makes use of the faculty and function of Reason in His Illuminations, we ought also every way to employ and improve the same, whereby we may become more capable to receive and draw in such Holy Mysteries: He that cannot see well, let him go softly.
He sleeps well, who is not conscious that he sleeps ill. The state of government and society in France under Henry III afforded him valuable political instruction. It was at Cambridge that he first met Queen Elizabethwho was impressed by his precocious intellect, and was accustomed to calling him "The young lord keeper".
And in all superstition, wise men follow fools. The following year, during the course of the uneventful first parliament session, Bacon married Alice Barnham. History and Historians Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
He spoke against religious persecution. First will not believe that any such thing can be found out; and when it is found out cannot understand how the world should have missed it for so long.
Tragedies and Comedies are made of one Alphabet. Discovery sooner emerges from error than from confusion. Beyond this he has neither knowledge nor power.
Bacon has been accused of servility, of dissimulation, of various base motives, and their filthy brood of base actions, all unworthy of his high birth, and incompatible with his great wisdom, and the estimation in which he was held by the noblest spirits of the age.
It is the greatest refreshment of the spirit of man, without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiwork. About this time, he again approached his powerful uncle for help; this move was followed by his rapid progress at the bar.
I never had bribe or reward in my eye or thoughts when pronouncing sentence or order. There is a great difference betwixt a cunning man and a wise man.
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