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" IT is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire, and many things to fear... "
The English Enchiridion; Being a Selection of Apothegms, Moral Maxims, Etc - Page 63
by John Feltham - 1799
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Thirteen Albatrosses: (or, Falling Off the Mountain)

Donald Harington - 2003 - 424 pages
...subject: for example, Socrates' "Let him that would move the world first move himself and Francis Bacon's "It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear: and yet that is commonly the case of Kings." Quite possibly, in his determination to cover all the subjects in his...
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There's a Word for It (Revised Edition): A Grandiloquent Guide to Life

Charles Harrington Elster - 2005 - 276 pages
...exoduster, a person who beats a hasty retreat. * FRIGHTFUL WORDS The World's Greatest Gathering of Phobias It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear. — FRANCIS BACON Everyone fears something, and for whatever you dread, there is, or can be, a phobia....
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Romantic Readers: The Evidence of Marginalia

H. J. Jackson - 2008 - 384 pages
..."Acquaintance with Knaves"; and on the same page the observation— one might think, a truism— that "It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire, and many things to fear," meets the retort, "He who has few things to desire cannot have many to fear." And when Bacon, writing...
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Culture and Society: An Introduction to Cultural Studies

David Oswell - 2006 - 260 pages
...The sixteenth century English philosopher Francis Bacon in an essay 'Of Empire' states the following: It is a miserable state of mind to have few things...things to fear; and yet that commonly is the case of kings; who being at the highest, want matter of desire, which makes their minds more languishing;...
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Thought-Provoking Quotations

124 pages
...Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes: and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear. - Rwicis Bacon, (Essays) Better pass a danger once, than be always in fear Fear of misfortune is worse...
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The Congregationalist, Volume 4

Robert William Dale, James Guinness Rogers - 1875 - 780 pages
...Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education : in the elder, a part of experience. Kings. — It is a miserable state of mind to have few things...things to fear « and yet that commonly is the case of kings. Counsel. — The greatest trust between man and man is the trust of giving counsel, for in...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1844 - 586 pages
...mind .to have few things to desire, and many things to fear ; and yet that commonly is the case of kings, who being at the highest, want matter of desire, which makes their minds more languishing ; and have many representations of perils and shadows, which makes their minds the less clear : and...
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bacon's essays

Francis Bacon - 1985 - 336 pages
...Minde to have few Things to desire and many Things to feare ; And yet that commonly is the Case of Kings, Who, being at the highest, want Matter of desire, which makes their Mindes more Languishing; And have many Representations" of Perills and 5 Shadowes, which makes their...
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