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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

Francis Bacon - Fiction - 1985 - 292 pages
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The Story of Philosophy

Will Durant - Biography & Autobiography - 1965 - 736 pages
...circumstantially in Abbott's Francis Bacon; these would apply to him his own words: "Wisdom for a man's self is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it falls" (Essay "Of Wisdom for a Man's Self). The case for Bacon is given in Spedding's Life and Times...
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Have a Nice Day--no Problem!: A Dictionary of Clichés

Christine Ammer - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1992 - 534 pages
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Like a River Glorious

Lawana Blackwell - Fiction - 2004 - 342 pages
...Hammond dab at her eyes with her napkin and thought of a line from one of Sir Francis Bacon's essays. It is the wisdom of crocodiles that shed tears when they would devour. At length the woman lowered the napkin and put on a brave little smile. "Now, would you just look at...
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Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - Fiction - 1996 - 872 pages
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The Promus of Formularies and Elegancies[: Illustrated and Elucidated by ...

Mrs Henry Pott - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1997 - 652 pages
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The Self-Fashioning of Disraeli, 1818-1851

Charles Richmond, Paul Smith - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 232 pages
...and by indignities men come to dignities.'1' And he embraces the following notion of self-interest: Wisdom for a man's self, is in many branches thereof, a depraved thing; it is wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house before it fall; it is the wisdom of the fox, that...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - Literary Collections - 1999 - 276 pages
...please them and profit themselves; and for either respect2 they will abandon the good of their affairs. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger, who digged3 and made room for him. It is the wisdom of crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour.*...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 470 pages
...Affaires. Wisedome for a Mans selfe, is in many Branches thereof, a depraved Thing. It is the Wisedome of Rats, that will be sure to leave a House, somewhat before it fall. It is the Wisedome of the Fox, that thrusts out the Badger, who 45 digged and made Roome for him. It is the Wisedome...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - English essays - 2002 - 868 pages
...please them and profit themselves; and for either respect0 they will abandon the good of their affairs. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof, a depraved thing. It is the wisdom of rats,0 that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it fall. It is the wisdom of the fox, that...
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