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" The rising unto place is laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains ; and it is sometimes base, and by indignities men come to dignities. The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall, or at least an eclipse, which is a melancholy... "
The Works of Francis Bacon - Page 43
by Francis Bacon - 1815
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The Story of Philosophy

Will Durant - Biography & Autobiography - 1961 - 543 pages
...so as they have no freedom, neither in their persons nor in their action, nor in their time. . . . The rising unto place is laborious, and by pains men...standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall or at least an eclipse."112 What a wistful summary of Bacon's epilogue! 11lNoi>. Org., i,...
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Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man

Catherine Drinker Bowen - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 245 pages
...to know the ignominy of asking and being refused. "The rising unto place," he would one day write, "is laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains;...standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall or at least an eclipse, which is a melancholy thing." Eden was gone and all the joys of Eden....
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Is America Committing Suicide?

Austin L. Sorenson - Christianity - 1994 - 250 pages
...may be lost by misrule." Francis Bacon wrote: "It is a strange desire to seek such power and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others and to lose power over a man's self." It is possible for a nation to be rich in possessions but poor in spirit. Jesus Christ warned, "Take...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...when asked how he had survived so long in power. 3 It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self. FRANCIS BACON, (1561-1626) British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Great Place" (1597-1625)....
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Francis Bacon

Perez Zagorin - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 286 pages
...persons, nor in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange desire, to seek power and to lose liberty: or to seek power over others and to lose...standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall, or at least an eclipse, which is a melancholy thing.85 When he wrote these lines and reviewed...
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The Self-Fashioning of Disraeli, 1818-1851

Charles Richmond, Paul Smith - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 212 pages
...tone and character of the maxims which attracted him. 'The Rising unto place', he notes from Essay XI, 'is Laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains;...is sometimes base, and by indignities men come to dignities.'1' And he embraces the following notion of self-interest: Wisdom for a man's self, is in...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1999 - 216 pages
...persons,1 nor in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange desire, to seek power and to lose liberty: or to seek power over others and to lose power over a man's self. The rising unto place2 is laborious; and by pains men come to greater pains; and it is sometimes base;3 and by indignities4...
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The English Renaissance: An Anthology of Sources and Documents

Kate Aughterson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 608 pages
...nor in their action, nor in their times, It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liherty: or to seek power over others and to lose power over a man's self. The rising unto place is lahorious, and hy pains men come to greater pains; and it is sometimes hase, and hy indignities, men...
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Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony

Lee Miller - History - 2001 - 362 pages
...the courtiers to maintain position, to distinguish themselves in order to keep from being supplanted. The rising unto place is laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains. . . . The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall, or at least an eclipse, which...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 28

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 200 pages
...is a strange desire, to seek power and to lose liberty', Bacon wrote in his essay 'Of Great Place': 'or to seek power over others and to lose power over...standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall, or at least an eclipse, which is a melancholy thing.' From Bacon we expect such hard-won...
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