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" Surely every medicine is an innovation, and he that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator; and if time of course alter things to the worse, and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better, what... "
Materials for thinking extracted from the works of the learned of all ages - Page 282
by Materials - 1846
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The essays, or Counsels, civil & moral, with a table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1680 - 410 pages
...a natural motion, ftrongeft in continuance : But Good, as as a forced motion , ftrongeft at firft. Surely every Medicine is an Innovation , and he that will not apply new Remedies,muft expedt new Evils: for Time is the greateft Innovator. And if Time of courfe alter things...
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Lord Bacon's Essays, Or Counsels Moral and Civil: Translated from the Latin ...

Francis Bacon - 1720 - 556 pages
...ftronger by Continuance: But Good, as in all FOR c E t» Motions, is flrongeft at firft. CERTAINLY, every Medicine is an INNOVATION; and he that will not apply New Remedies, murt expeft New £vils : For Tirhe is the greateft INNOVATOR: And if Time, of Courfe, alter Things...
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Proceedings

1793 - 76 pages
...intention be what it may, we anfwer their accufation in the words of one of thewifeft of mankind: " *THAT TIME " IS THE GREATEST INNOVATOR ; " AND IF TIME OF COURSE ALTER " THINGS TO THE WORSE, AND IF « WISDOM AND COUNSEL SHALL " NOT ALTER THEM TO THE " BETTER, WHAT SHALL BE THE « END?" They will...
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Political papers, chiefly respecting the attempt of the county of ..., Volume 3

Christopher Wyvill - 1794 - 698 pages
...may, we anfwer their accufation in the words of one of the wifeft of mankind : Pa " * THAT " * THAT TIME IS THE GREATEST IN""NOVATOR ; AND IF TIME OF COURSE " ALTER THINGS TO THE WORSE, AND " IF WISDOM AND COUNSEL SHALL NOT " ALTER THEM TO THE BETTER, WHAT " SHALL BE THE END ?" By the Reform...
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Memoirs of the Reign of George III to the Session of Parliament ..., Volume 4

William Belsham - 1795 - 566 pages
...lord Bacon, with his accustomed sagacity) is not more turbulent than a . froward retention of custom. Surely every medicine is an innovation, and he that...not alter them to the better, what shall be the end ?" — " There is (as Helvetius observes) a description of men with hearts incapable of virtuous emotion,...
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Memoirs of the Reign of George III to the Session of Parliament ..., Volume 4

William Belsham - 1801 - 556 pages
...lord Bacon, with his ao cuftomed fagacity) is not more turbulent than a froward retention of cuftom. Surely every medicine is an innovation, and he that will not apply new remedies muft expect new evils : for TIME is the greateft innovator; and if Time of courfe alter things to the...
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History of Great Britain, from the Revolution, 1688, to the ..., Volume 8

William Belsham - 1805 - 600 pages
...lord Bacon, with his ao customed sagacity) is not more turbulent than a froward retention of custom. Surely every medicine is an innovation, and he that...not alter them to the better, what shall be the end ?" — " There is (as Helvetius observes) a description of men with hearts incapable of virtuous emotion,...
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On National Government, Volume 1

George Ensor - 1810 - 480 pages
...to correct errours as they arise. the whole must fatally and irretrievably "Time," says Bacon ', " is the greatest innovator : and if time of course alter things to the worse, and wisdom and counsel may not alter them to the better, what must be the end ?" » This opinion was professed equally in...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - 1812 - 348 pages
...perverted, hath a natural motion strongest in continuance; but good, as a forced motion, strongest at first. Surely every medicine is an innovation, and he that...not alter them to the better, what shall be the end? It is true, that what is settled by custom, though it be not good, yet at least it is fit; and those...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 82, Part 2; Volume 112

1812 - 760 pages
...intention be what it may, we answer their accusatioA in the words of one of the wisest of mankind : that time is the greatest innovator; and if time of course alter things to the worse, and if' wisdom and counsel ihall not alter them to the tetter, what shall be the end?' " This was su far...
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