Quotes from The Story of Philosophy IIIe: Frances Bacon: “Philosophy directs us first to seek the goods of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied, or not much wanted.”

“Philosophy directs us first to seek the goods of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied, or not much wanted.”

“The End of Our Foundation is the Knowledge of Causes and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of human empire, to the effecting of all things possible.”

“It will not be amiss to distinguish the three kinds, and as it were grades, of ambition in mankind. The first is of those who desire to extend their power in their native country; which kind is vulgar and degenerate. The second is of those who labor to extend the power of their country and its dominion among men; this certainly has more dignity, but not less covetousness. But if a man endeavor to establish and extend the power and dominion of the human race itself over the universe, his ambition is without doubt both a more wholesome thing and a nobler than the other two.”

“Money is like muck, not good unless it be spread.”

Bacon

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