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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. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless... "
Harvard Magazine - Página 269
1862
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 88

1860
...encourage the practice of bringing them there. " He that hath wife and children," says Lord Bacon, " hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, whether of virtue or mischief. Impediments to virtue we have not found them in our Indian army ; for...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - 1861 - 586 páginas
...which selfishness is caught from those who have least of it. VIII. OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE. HE that hath wife and children hath given hostages to...affection and means, have married and endowed the public. Yet it were great reason that those that have children should have greatest care of future times, unto...
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The Progress of Nations; Or the Principles of National Development in Their ...

1861 - 662 páginas
...dissuade ambitious men with some » " Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the publie, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men,...affection and means, have married and endowed the public." — Bacon's on Marriage. • N 3 special bent in their minds, from cultivating solely the track which...
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William Humphrey: Destroyer of Myths

Bert Almon - 1998 - 462 páginas
...exactly the right emphasis. The source is Lord Bacon's essay "Of Marriage and the Single Life": "He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to...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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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 to...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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Negotiating the Glass Ceiling: Careers of Senior Women in the Academic World

Miriam E. David - 1998 - 216 páginas
...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...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
...Voltaire French writer Love hath made thee a tame snake. William Shakespeare English playwright He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to...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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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 páginas
...petty flatterers have intelligence is a man's self'. 721 Essays 'Of Marriage and the Single Life' He 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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Love, Poetry, and Immortality: Luminous Insights of the World's Great Thinkers

William Gerber - 1998 - 122 páginas
...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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Origins of Genius: Darwinian Perspectives on Creativity

Dean Keith Simonton - 1999 - 320 páginas
...who wishes to pursue the path to genius. Francis Bacon warned with respect to ambitious males: "He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to...affection and means, have married and endowed the public." If Bacon advises ambitious men to shy away from domestic commitments, how much more this advice applies...
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