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" Men in great place are thrice servants — servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame, and servants of business ; so as they have no freedom, neither in their persons, nor in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange desire to seek... "
Bacon's Essays - Page 105
by Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - 1858 - 588 pages
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...poet What parish priest would not like to be Pope? Voltaire (1694-1778) French philosopher, writer It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher, essayist Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified...
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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...indignities men come to dignities. The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall or at least an eclipse."112 What a wistful summary of Bacon's...
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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;...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 thing." Eden was...
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Is America Committing Suicide?

Austin L. Sorenson - Christianity - 1994 - 250 pages
..."the highest power 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
...Independent on Sunday (London, Aprils, 1992). Reply when asked how he had survived so long in power. 3 It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose...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
...servants of fame; and servants of business. So as they have no freedom; neither in their persons, nor in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange...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 thing.85 When he...
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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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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...of the sovereign or state, servants of fame, and servants of business. 717 Essays 'Of Great Place' immortality. 1571 'The Dead' Honour has come back, as a k 718 Essays 'Of Great Place' Severity breedeth fear, but roughness breedeth hate. 719 Essays 'Of Innovations'...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1999 - 216 pages
...its proper place 5 keep apart 6 interfere 7 impulse 8 creates freedom; neither in their persons,1 nor in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange...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 Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 339 pages
...Servants of Fame; and Servants of Businesse. So as they have no Freedome; neither in their 5 Persons; nor in their Actions; nor in their Times. It is a strange desire, to seeke Power, and to lose Libertie; Or to seeke Power over others, and to loose Power over a Mans Selfe....
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