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" HE that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. "
Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ... - Page 10
by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source : Passages ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1868 - 828 pages
...mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. Essay xvi. Atheism. He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Essay viii. Of Marriage and Single Life. Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil...
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Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1868 - 472 pages
...Fortunate, but seldome or never, where the Elder are disinherited. VIII Of Jttartiage anti Sbtngle Htfe HE that hath Wife and Children, hath given Hostages...they are Impediments, to great Enterprises, either of Vertue, or Mischiefe. Certainly, the best workes, and of greatest Merit for the Publike, have proceeded...
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - 1869 - 474 pages
...not exempted from her power. Ecclesiastical Polity. Book \. FRANCIS BACON. 1561-1626. TTE that hath a wife and children hath given -*- -*- hostages to fortune,...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Essay viii. Of Marriage and Single Life. * There is a method in man's wickedness, It grows up by degrees....
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1872 - 864 pages
...mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. Essay xvi. Atheism. He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue pr mischief. Essay viii. Of Marriage and Single Life. Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause...
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Appletons' Journal, Volume 6

American literature - 1879 - 592 pages
...and settled purpose, as an enterprise for the betterment of his fortunes. He was already anchored in life. "He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...fortune, for they are impediments to great enterprises," is Bacon's immortal simile ; but how often are we reminded that the seeming obstructions in the path...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1874 - 798 pages
...mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. Essay xvi. Atheism. He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Essay viii. Of Marriage and Single Life. Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil...
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Freemason's Monthly, Volume 6

1875 - 780 pages
...world. What anxiety, un fitness for any business save guarding that rain-li!,-M ' Lord Bacon says that he that hath wife and children hath given hostages...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. It is' precisely the same with the man who owns a costly silk umbrella. Does he go to the play or the...
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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1875 - 890 pages
...Virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed.1 Essay v. Of Adversity. He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Essay viii. Of Marriage and Single Life. A little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism, but...
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The Newtonian, Volumes 1-2

Newton Abbot College - 1875 - 354 pages
...misfortunes more bitter: they increase the cares of life, but they mitigate the remembrance of death. He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. A little philosophy...
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Bacon's essays, with intr., notes and index by E.A. Abbott, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1876 - 300 pages
...cross so it ; but generally the precept is good, Optimum elige, suave et facile illudfaciet consuetudo. Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom or never where the elder are disinherited. VIII and HE that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great...
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