Men on their side must force themselves for a while to lay their notions by and begin to familiarize themselves with facts.
More quotes by Francis Bacon
It is a strange desire, to seek power and lose liberty, or to seek power over others and to lose power over a man’s self. The rising unto place is laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains, and it is sometimes base; and by indignities men come to dignities. The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall or at least an eclipse, which is a melancholy thing.
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
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Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
In sculpture did ever anybody call the Apollo a fancy piece? Or say of the Laocoon how it might be made different? A masterpiece of art has in the mind a fixed place in the chain of being, as much as a plant or a crystal.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
There are only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe… the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here.