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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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Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood, Volume 1

George MacDonald - 1867 - 400 pages
...what Lord Bacon says, and of all writers of English I delight in him : " So it is in contemplation : if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties." Now I could not tell the kind or character of this man's doubt ; but it was evidently real, and not...
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Extracts from English Literature

John Rolfe - 1867 - 383 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. BACON. IN every question of conduct, where one side is doubtful, and the other side safe, we are bound...
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Unitarian Principles Confirmed by Trinitarian Testimonies: Being Selections ...

John Wilson - 1867 - 708 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. — LORD BACON : Advancement of Learning, book ', ; in Works, voi. i. p. 178. Christianity being at...
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Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood, Volume 1

George MacDonald - 1867
...what Lord Bacon says, and of all writers of English I delight in him : " So it is in contemplation : if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties." Now I could not tell the kind or character of this man's doubt ; but it was evidently real and not...
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Bible illustrations: consisting of apophthegms [ &c.], grouped ..., Volume 6

James Lee (M.A.) - 1867 - 492 pages
...Church turn pale, its pulse of faith beats languidly. — Baptist W. Noel. In contemplation, if a man begin with certainties he shall end in doubts; but...begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.— Bacon. The difficulty of ascertaining precisely whether it be Truth which we have attained, is, in...
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Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - 1869 - 446 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 in doubts ; but it he will be"cQntenLtCLbegin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. 9. Another error is in the...
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Essays Chiefly on Questions of Church and State from 1850 to 1870

Arthur Penrhyn Stanley - 1870 - 700 pages
...loaded ' shell.' The language of a healthy and hopeful theology is that of Lord Bacon, ' If a man begins with certainties he ' shall end in doubts ; but if .he will be content to begin with ' doubts, he will end with certainties.' Science, history, and the principles of our moral nature, are formidable...
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The whole works, as yet recovered, of ... Robert Leighton, ed ..., Volume 2

Robert Leighton (abp. of Glasgow.) - 1870
...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 in doubts ; but if he can be content to begin with doubts, and have patience awhile, he shall end in certainties.' — Adv....
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Horæ Otiosæ. Thoughts of many minds, collected in leisure hours of ...

Horae, Henry Holmes JOY - 1873 - 378 pages
...to leave them behind us, measuring our advance by keeping them in sight. In contemplation, if a man begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts ; but...to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. Every obtaining of a desire hath a show of advancement, as motion in a circle hath a sign of progression....
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The Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - 1873 - 438 pages
...after a while fair and even : so it is in contemplation ; if a man will begin with certain- 1 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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