Thursday, March 25, 2010

Let no man upon a weak conceit of sobriety or an ill-applied

moderation think or maintain, that a man can search too

far, or be too well studied in the Book of God’s Word, or

in the Book of God’s Works—Divinity or Philosophy. But

rather, let men endeavour an endless progress or proficience

in both; only let men beware that they apply both to charity,

and not to swelling [pride]; to use and not to ostentation;

and again that they do not unwisely mingle or confound

those learnings together.

Francis Bacon

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