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Experience has repeatedly confirmed that well-known maxim of Bacon's that "a little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." At the same time, when Bacon penned that sage epigram... he forgot to add that the God to whom depth in philosophy brings back men's minds is far from being the same from whom a little philosophy estranges them.
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I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.
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It is certain that memory contains not only philosophy, but all the arts and all that appertain to the use of life.
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There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.
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Religion is a man using a divining rod. Philosophy is a man using a pick and shovel.
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A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
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Francis Bacon Quotes

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Philosophy is just a hobby. You can't open a philosophy factory.
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Nobody can have the consolations of religion or philosophy unless he has first experienced their desolations.
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History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning its two eyes are geography and chronology.
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Leisure is the mother of Philosophy.
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Philosophy teaches a man that he can't take it with him; taxes teach him he can't leave it behind either.
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The Unix philosophy basically involves giving you just enough rope to hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.
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The philosophy of mine earth can be summed up as this: Sunshine creates happiness, and I create myself. Nights are long and life is predominantly good. Wind is refreshing. Tea is wisdom. Do the best you can, and be good to yourself so that you can above all be good to others.
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The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
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A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth man's minds about to religion.
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Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men... the master of superstition is the people and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order.
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Axioms in philosophy are not axioms until they are proved upon our pulses: We read fine things but never feel them to the full until we have gone the same steps as the Author.
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I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
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Philosophy is nothing but common sense in a dress suit.
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Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
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