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Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.

Bacon Francis


The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.

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Whatever occurs from love is always beyond good and evil.

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One of your most ancient writers, a historian named Herodotus, tells of a thief who was to be executed. As he was taken away he made a bargain with the king: in one year he would teach the king's favorite horse to sing hymns. The other prisoners wa

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If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

Bacon Francis


I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.

Bacon Francis


Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

Bacon Francis


Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him until he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth.

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