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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. "
Sylva sylvarum (century IX-X) Physiological remains. Medical remains ... - Página 263
de Francis Bacon - 1819
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Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man

Catherine Drinker Bowen - 1993 - 245 páginas
...they cannot but admit love, yet make it keep quarter." "He that hath wife and children," wrote Bacon, "hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Unmarried men are best friends, best masters and best servants. Wives are young men's mistresses, companions...
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Mediation: Why People Fight and how to Help Them Stop

Michael Williams - 1998 - 292 páginas
...consanguinity that bind families together. They are also a statement of fact, as expressed in Bacon's essay "Of Marriage and Single Life": "He that hath wife...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Here are some of the ways that separating spouses can find their children "impediments to enterprises"....
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William Humphrey: Destroyer of Myths

Bert Almon - 1998 - 462 páginas
...title chosen has exactly the right emphasis. The source is Lord Bacon's essay "Of Marriage and the Single Life": "He that hath wife and children hath...great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief." At first the title makes us think of the hostages themselves: Ben's son, Anthony, and wife, Cathy....
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 páginas
...with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence is a man's self'. 721 Essays 'Of Marriage and the these so lonely 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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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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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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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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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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