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" REVENGE is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. For as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law; but the revenge of that wrong putteth the law out of office. "
Twenty of Bacon's essays, ed. by F. Storr - Página 4
de Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1874
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Maxims for meditation, conceits for conversation, gems of genius, pearls of ...

Maxims - 1852
...easily part, it is harder to deal with, It is much better to reprove than to be angry secretly. By taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy ; but, in passing it over, he is superior. To~be able to bear provocation is an argument of great wisdom ; and to forgive it, of a great mind....
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral ; And, Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1852 - 349 páginas
...interejled therein themfehes,for their own ends. iv. Of Revenge. EVENGE is a kind of Wild Juftice ; which the more Man's Nature runs to, the more ought Law to weed it out. For as for the firft Wrong, it doth but offend the Law ; but the Revenge of that wrong putteth the Law out of Office....
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The Retrospective Review, Volumes 1-2

1853
...notwithstanding, he died without dismay ! Well does Lord Bacon say, " Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out." But we tiirn from the regicide, to his " Poore Man's Case;" a somewhat singular tract published in...
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 páginas
...nature, are legible enough when the lamp of revelation is held up to it. — Nevins. REVENGE. — By taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy ; but in passing over it, he is superior. — Lord Bacon. REVENGE. — It is a work of prudence to prevent injury, and...
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A Gift for My Young Friends

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1854 - 260 páginas
...inaccessible. The discretion of a man deferreth his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. By taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over, he is superior. CONDUCT TO INFERIORS. BE meek, courteous and affable to your inferiors, nol proud nor scornful. To...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854
...of continuity is worse than a corrupt humour. 6. Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. 7. He that studieth revenge, keepeth his own wounds green. 8. Revengeful persons live and die like...
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The History of British Guiana: Comprising a General Description of ..., Volume 1

Henry G. Dalton - 1855
...chance what could not be decided by reason. " Revenge," says Bacon, " is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law...revenge of that wrong putteth the law out of office," &c. It is singular, however, with what callousness and what indifference the majority of the inhabitants...
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The History of British Guiana: Comprising a General Description of ..., Volume 1

Henry G. Dalton - 1855
...chance what could not be decided by reason. " Revenge," says Bacon, " is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law...the law, but the revenge of that wrong putteth the lawout of office," &c. It is singular, however, with what callousness and what indifference the majority...
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The History of British Guiana: Comprising a General Description of ..., Volume 1

Henry G. Dalton - 1855
...by reason. " Revenge," says Bacon, " is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs tor the more ought law to weed it out; for as for the...revenge of that wrong putteth the law out of office," &c. It is singular, however, with what callousness and what indifference the majority of the inhabitants...
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The Christian's pocket companion

Robert Butler - 1855
...Harbour not revenge in thy breast, for it will torment thine heart, and warp its best inclinations. By taking revenge a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over he is his superior. OF DETRACTION AND SLANDER. He that praises bestows a favour, but he who detracts commits...
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