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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 Major Works

Francis Bacon - Literary Collections - 2002 - 813 pages
...nor in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange desire, to seek power and to lose liberty:0 or to seek power over others and to lose power over a man's self. The rising unto place0 is laborious; and by pains men come to greater pains; and it is sometimes base;0 and by indignities0...
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The Memoirs and Speeches of James, 2nd Earl Waldegrave 1742-1763

J. C. D. Clark - History - 2002 - 356 pages
...most for them, and they do ordinarily least for him. 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. Certainly great Persons had need to borrow other Mens Opinion to think themselves happy, for if they...
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The Chief Governors: The Rise and Fall of Reform Government in Tudor Ireland ...

Ciaran Brady - History - 2002 - 344 pages
...351-60. INTERLUDE: GOVERNMENT IN IRELAND, 1536-1579 '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) (0 In the autumn of 1578 a watershed in the course of Tudor attempts to govern Ireland...
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The Cambridge Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare criticism

Catherine M. S. Alexander - Drama - 2003 - 3 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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Radical Tragedy: Religion, Ideology, and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare ...

Jonathan Dollimore - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 312 pages
...lose liberty; or to seek power over others,and to lose power over a man's self. The rising untoplace is laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains;...dignities. The standing is slippery; and the regress as either a downfall, or at least an eclipse, which is melancholy thing. Cum non sis qui fueris, non...
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Interaction Ritual Chains

Randall Collins - Social Science - 2004 - 439 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 power over a man's self. (1625/1965,70) Bacon did not distinguish between the two kinds of power. Like most people, he probably...
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A Conga Line of Suckholes: Mark Latham's Book of Quotations

Mark Latham - Australia - 2006 - 246 pages
...conquered the world at an age when he had done nothing. It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others and to lose...sometimes base, and by indignities men come to dignities. Francis Bacon, Essays, 1625 Begin each day by telling yourself: Today I shall be meeting with interference,...
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Sketches of an Epoch: Enlightened Minds - Misguided Hands

Desmond Mattocks - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 236 pages
...vitamin for friendship is Bl (Be one). Francis Bacon, the sixteenth century English philosopher said: "The rising unto place is laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains and by indignities men come to dignities." While I cannot lay claims to any great achievements, it would...
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