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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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Difficult labour

George Ernest Herman - 1894 - 443 pages
...style of the book should seem unduly dogmatic, I would plead in extenuation the words of Bacon : " The manner of the tradition and delivery of knowledge, which is for the most part magistral and peremptory . . . . in a sort as may be soonest believed and not easiliest examined .......
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English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature, Volume 11

Henry Morley - 1895
...impatience of doubt, and haste to assertion without due and mature suspension of judgment. Another, is the manner of the tradition and 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,...
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Flow of Life

Phil Murray - 2005 - 220 pages
...the desert! I like the words of Francis Bacon from The Advancement Of Learning Book 1 Chapter 5 ... If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. It is wise to question other people's ideas about personal development and always shun what does not...
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Capacity Reservation for Capital-intensive Technologies: An Options Approach

Stefan Spinler - 2003 - 138 pages
...author Cover design: Erich Kirchner, Heidelberg To my wife Mechthild and to my parents Acknowledgements "If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. " Francis Bacon, 1561 - 1626 The research on capacity reservation policies via options contracts, which...
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Awatere: A Soldier's Story

Arapeta Awatere - 2003 - 498 pages
...probe it is well to think deeply over the views of some serious men of science. Francis Bacon says 'If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.'1 Sir James Jeans says: 'Science fishes in the sea of reality with a particular kind of...
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The Whole-brain Solution: Thinking Tools to Help Students Observe, Make ...

Tricia Armstrong - 2003 - 144 pages
...universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. Eden Phillpotts If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainty. Francis Bacon © 2003 The Whole-Brain Solution by Tricia Armstrong. Pembroke Publishers....
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The Seashell on the Mountaintop: A Story of Science, Sainthood, and the ...

Alan Cutler - 2003 - 228 pages
...could not provide. "If a man will begin with certainties, he will end in doubts," said Francis Bacon, "but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties." But for Steno, doubts had only led to more doubts. One event had particularly shaken his sense of intellectual...
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Little Book of Bathroom Meditations: Spiritual Wisdom for Every Day

...American novelist and race activist - Sherwood Eddy, youth leader and YMCA activist If a man will begin in certainties he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin in doubts he shall end in certainties. — Francis Bacon, 16th-century English essayist and statesman...
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Decline and Fall of the Freudian Empire

Hans Jürgen Eysenck - 1991 - 224 pages
...possible in the absence of such alternatives. CHAPTER THREE Psychoanalytic Treatment and its Alternatives If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. FRANCIS BACON Until about 1950 the claims of psychoanalysts to be able to treat neurotic patients successfully,...
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The Water Lily Pond: A Village Girl’s Journey in Maoist China

Han Z. Li - 2004 - 251 pages
...facial expressions indicated that we had some doubts about his choice of authors but that it was okay: "If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties." We all laughed. The professor was in his fifties, tall, well-built with short, greyish hair and scholarly...
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