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" So it is in contemplation; if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. "
The Two Books of Francis, Lord Verulam: Of the Proficience and Advancement ... - Page 55
by Francis Bacon - 1825 - 402 pages
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The Art of Scientific Discovery: Or, The General Conditions and Methods of ...

George Gore - 1878 - 648 pages
...believe a doctrine in support , H 2 of which we have not sufficient evidence. * contemplation, if a man begin with certainties he shall end in doubts ; but...will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.'1 4. We may reasonably disbelieve any statement in science which we perceive really contradicts...
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On the Province of Methods of Teaching: A Professional Study

James H. Hoose - 1879 - 376 pages
...rough and troublesome in the entrance, but after a while fair and even : so it is in contemplation ; if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...delivery of knowledge, which is for the most part magistral and peremptory, and not ingenuous and faithful ; in a sort as may be soonest believed, and...
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On the Province of Methods of Teaching: A Professional Study

James Harmon Hoose - 1879 - 376 pages
...rough and troublesome in the entrance, but after a while fair and even : so it is in contemplation ; if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...delivery of knowledge, which is for the most part magistral and peremptory, and not ingenuous and faithful ; in a sort as may be soonest believed, and...
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Text-book of Prose from Burke, Webster, and Bacon: With Notes, and Sketches ...

Henry Norman Hudson - 1881 - 104 pages
...rough and troublesome in the entrance, but after a while fair and even: so it is in contemplation ; if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...delivery of knowledge, which is for the most part magistral and peremptory, and not ingenuous and faithful; in a sort as may be soonest believed, and...
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Thoughts on the Lord's Prayer

Frederic Cavan Blyth - 1881 - 384 pages
...and prayed over, and is often only a preliminary step to an earnest and abiding faith.2 Bacon says, " If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties."3 It is true in many cases, as Voltaire observes, that " doubt is the beginning of knowledge."4...
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The life of the soul in the world

Frederick Charles Woodhouse - 1881 - 369 pages
...wonder and adore." YOUNG. " In contemplation, if a man begin with certainties, he shall end in donbts ; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties." — BACON. " 'Tis a zealot's faith That blasts the shrines of the false god, but bnilds No temple to...
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English Language and Literary Criticism: English prose

James Baldwin - 1883
...is an impatience of doubt and haste to assertion without due and mature suspension of jndgment. ... If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...certainties. Another error is in the manner of the tradition or delivery of knowledge, which is for the most part magistral aud peremptory, and not ingenuous aud...
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The essays of lord Bacon, including his moral and historical works, with ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1884
...rough and troublesome in the entrance, but after a while fair and even. So it is in contemplation ; if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. Other errors there are in the scope that men propound to themselves, whereunto they bend their endeavours...
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The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism

Ann Leah Underhill - 1885 - 477 pages
...unpardonable. There is, perbaps, no human inquiry, as to which Bacon's wise aphorism is more applicable : ' If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.' " If even the opinions and suggestions I may offer should fail in accuracy, the materials will remain...
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The Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - 1885 - 436 pages
...rough and troublesome in the entrance, but after a while fair and even : so it is in contemplation ; if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. 9. Another error is in the manner of the tradition and delivery of knowledge, which is for the most...
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