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カテゴリ: 哲学

Again and again our foe, religion, has given birth to deeds sinful and unholy.

Nothing is ever gotten out of nothing by divine power.

A thing therefore never returns to nothing.

The first-beginnings of things cannot be seen by the eyes.

Life is one long struggle in the dark.

What once sprung from earth sinks back into the earth.

In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter, which stings in the very flowers.

There are four classes of Idols which beset men's minds. To these for distinction's sake I have assigned names — calling the first class, Idols of the Tribe; the second, Idols of the Cave; the third, Idols of the Market-Place; the fourth, Idols of the Theater.

It is not possible to run a course aright when the goal itself has not been rightly placed.

Truth will sooner come out from error than from confusion.


学問の進歩 (岩波文庫) [ フランシス・ベーコン ]
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States as great engines move slowly.

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.

Silence is the virtue of a fool.

Knowledge, that tendeth but to satisfaction, is but as a courtesan, which is for pleasure, and not for fruit or generation.

Nothing is terrible except fear itself.

Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason.

Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is reason. Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do.

The madman's explanation of a thing is always complete, and often in a purely rational sense satisfactory. 

Mysticism keeps men sane. As long as you have mystery you have health; when you destroy mystery you create morbidity.

The modern world is not evil; in some ways the modern world is far too good. It is full of wild and wasted virtues.

The modern world is full of the old Christian virtues gone mad. The virtues have gone mad because they have been isolated from each other and are wandering alone. 

There is a thought that stops thought. That is the only thought that ought to be stopped.

Well, I left the fairy tales lying on the floor of the nursery, and I have not found any books so sensible since.

The man who kills a man, kills a man. The man who kills himself, kills all men. As far as he is concerned he wipes out the world.

Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.