Francis Bacon quote about wisdom from The Essays of Francis Bacon - A wise man will make more opportunities, than he finds.
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A wise man will make more opportunities, than he finds.
 Francis Bacon, The Essays of Francis Bacon (1597). copy citation

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“It is loss also in business, to be too full of respects, or to be curious, in observing times and opportunities. Solomon saith, He that considereth the wind, shall not sow, and he that looketh to the clouds, shall not reap. A wise man will make more opportunities, than he finds. Men's behavior should be, like their apparel, not too strait or point device, but free for exercise or motion.
Of Praise PRAISE is the reflection of virtue; but it is as the glass or body, which giveth the reflection.” source

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