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" He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless... "
The American Whig Review - Página 31
1848
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The Roots of Things: Topics in Quantum Mechanics

Alan A. Grometstein - 1999 - 576 páginas
...place?" He was not personally brave, and he had a large and vulnerable family. As Bacon reminds us, "He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or of mischief."1 (It is sobering to recall that Bacon played a villainous role in the prosecutions of...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - 1999 - 216 páginas
...commonly fortunate, but seldom or never where the elder are disinherited. 8. OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE He that hath wife and children hath given hostages* to fortune; for they are impediments14 to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - 2000 - 339 páginas
...Accidentals. 33-4 Schoole-masters] Schoole-ma-lsters 25 [F2V] Of Marriage And Single Life. VIII. 5 He that hath Wife and Children, hath given Hostages...Fortune; For they are Impediments, to great Enterprises, 1-3 Of Marriage And Single Life.] essay not in 97a-12a 4 VIIL] 22. either of Vertue, or Mischiefe....
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Curiosities and Texts: The Culture of Collecting in Early Modern England

Marjorie Swann - 2001 - 280 páginas
...family obligations on men's careers. Bacon begins his essay "Of Marriage and Single Life" by observing, "He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men; which both in affection...
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Heroes of History: A Brief History of Civilization from Ancient Times to the ...

Will Durant - 2002 - 351 páginas
...dissimulation is necessary to success, if not to civilization. Love is a madness, and marriage is a noose. "He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...fortune, for they are impediments to great enterprises." He agreed with the popes about clerical celibacy: "A single life doth well with churchmen, for charity...
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The Study of Philosophy

S. Morris Engel - 2001 - 413 páginas
...opinion — not an argument. The same is true of the following oft-quoted aphorism of Francis Bacon: He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprise, either of virtue or mischief. Rather than offering reasons why, in his view, women and...
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Francis Bacon's New Atlantis: New Interdisciplinary Essays

Bronwen Price - 2002 - 209 páginas
...However, in Of Marriage and Single Life Bacon's support of marriage is rather more equivocal. He writes, 'He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.'59 It becomes clear that marriage is a form of social control more suited to some social...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 813 páginas
...SINGLE LIFE HE that hath wife and children hath given hostages0 to fortune; for they are impediments0 to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men; which0 both in affection"...
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The International Handbook on Innovation

Larisa V. Shavinina - 2003 - 1171 páginas
...still a harmful intrusion is having a family life. Francis Bacon (1597/1942) put the problem this way: He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men, which, both in affection...
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Scrutinizing Feminist Epistemology: An Examination of Gender in Science

Cassandra L. Pinnick, Noretta Koertge, Robert F. Almeder - 2003 - 275 páginas
...hurts. No time for ecstasy" in the arms of another (Goodfield 1981, 152). Bacon made the point long ago: "He that hath Wife and Children, hath given hostages...fortune, for they are impediments to great enterprises. . . . Certainly the best works . . . have proceeded from the unmarried or Childless."'- As Keller pregnantly...
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