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 291848Vista completa
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Francis Bacon - 2000 - 470 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....
Marjorie Swann - 2001 - 300 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...
2001 - 838 páginas
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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...