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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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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 páginas
...Virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed.1 Essay v. Of Adversity. He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Essay viii. Of Marriage and Single Life. A little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism, but...
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The Newtonian, Volúmenes1-2

Newton Abbot College - 1875
...misfortunes more bitter: they increase the cares of life, but they mitigate the remembrance of death. He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. A little philosophy...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 páginas
...the petty flatterers have intelligence is a man's self'. 721 Essays 'Of Marriage and the Single Life' ly and poor of old. 722 Essays 'Of Marriage and the Single Life' Wives are young men's mistresses, companlons for middle...
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Negotiating the Glass Ceiling: Careers of Senior Women in the Academic World

Miriam E. David - 1998 - 216 páginas
...important than the job. I realize that men down the ages have faced similar obstacles. Francis Bacon writes 'he that hath wife and children hath given hostages...to great enterprises either of virtue or mischief.' But men usually manage to fit the family round the career if only because they can earn more. It is...
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Les Bon Mots

Eugene Ehrlich - 1998 - 336 páginas
...fortune here meaning "fate." English essayist Francis Bacon (1561—1626) took note of man's lot in "He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief." être malade à crever (aytra mah-LAHD ah kruu-VAY) feel like death warmed over Best translated as...
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A Sociobiology Compendium: Aphorisms, Sayings, Asides

Delbert D. Thiessen - 1998 - 151 páginas
...cowardly. Voltaire French writer Love hath made thee a tame snake. William Shakespeare English playwright He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Francis Bacon English philosopher The fundamental trouble with marriage is that it shakes a man's confidence...
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Love, Poetry, and Immortality: Luminous Insights of the World's Great Thinkers

William Gerber - 1998 - 122 páginas
...English writers during and immediately after the Age of Elizabeth. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) wrote: (170) "He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprise." In addition, in a poem on human life. Bacon expressed the following pejorative viewpoint...
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Origins of Genius: Darwinian Perspectives on Creativity

Dean Keith Simonton - 1999 - 320 páginas
...anyone who wishes to pursue the path to genius. Francis Bacon warned with respect to ambitious males: "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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Literature: An Embattled Profession

Carl Woodring, Carl Middleman - 1999 - 220 páginas
...Bacon's beginnings: "Suspicions amongst thoughts are like bats among birds, they ever fly by twilight"; "He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief." Charles Lamb, as clear-eyed and candid as any writer in the language but misread as sentimental, sank...
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Dear Juliette: Letters of May Sarton to Juliette Huxley

Juliette Huxley - 1999 - 400 páginas
...Single Life," an essay by Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English philosopher, statesman, and essayist: "He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief." // vaut mietix . . . : Better to chew on misery than on nonexistence. Is the secret self meant to be...
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