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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 Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - 1885 - 376 pages
...but after a while fair and even : so it is in contemplation ; if a man will begin with certain* ties, he shall end in doubts ; but if he will be content...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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The Works of Francis Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1887
...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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Anthropogenesis

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky - 1888
...of practical Wisdom. " In contemplation," he says (in any question of Knowledge, we add), " if a man begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts ; but...to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties." With this piece of advice from the father of English Philosophy to the representatives of British scepticism...
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Bacon's Novum organum

Francis Bacon - 1889 - 668 pages
...haec quae 69 Dr. Kitchin appositely quotes the well-known passage from the Advancement of Learning : ' If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.' See Bk. i., E. and S., vol. iii. p. 293. Cp. Aph. 37. 80 It will be noticed that Natural Philosophy...
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Bacon's Novum organum

Francis Bacon - 1889 - 740 pages
...a passage in the Advancement of Learning (bk. i.) in which he says, if not truly, at least finely: 'if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts (' eaque aliquandiu patienter toleret.' De Augmentis), he shall end in certainties.' ** Here commences...
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Abandonment of the Private Right of Action for Aiding and Abetting ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Securities, United States - 1889 - 333 pages
...doctrines. CHAPTER IV. THE SACRED SCRIPTURES. "In contemplation if a man begin with certainties, he will end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties." — Bacon. " THE highest honor we can pay to truth is to show our confidence in it, and our desire...
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The American Scholar in Professional Life

George Gluyas Mercer - 1889
...in, all the dogmas of any sect of Christians. "If a man begins with certainties," says Lord Bacon, "he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he will end with certainties." The theology of such men does not pretend to completeness; it is only a...
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Lectures on the Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: And Characters of ...

William Hazlitt - 1890 - 515 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...of the tradition and delivery of knowledge, which ia for the most part magistral and peremptory and not ingenuous and faithful ; in a sort as may be...
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Studies in Literature and Style

Theodore Whitefield Hunt - 1890 - 297 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. But the greatest error of all the rest is, the mistaking or misplacing of the last or furthest end...
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 579 pages
...meet misfortunes. — Aaron Hill. When you doubt, abstain. — Zoroaster. In contemplation, if a man begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts ; but...to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. — Bacon. We know accurately only when we know little ; with knowledge doubt increases. — Goethe....
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