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  • Many consider Francis Bacon to be a catalyst of the scientific revolution.
  • -Francis Bacon,Essays, Civil and Moral, "Of Beauty" Leaving Tally left at midnight.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Henri Bergson, William James, Darwin, Buffon, Lyell, Charles Lamb, Sir Francis Bacon, G. K. Chesterton.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • This concealed "college" quickly became a brain trust of the world’s most enlightened minds—those of Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, Robert Boyle, and even Benjamin Franklin.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol

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  • ’Knowledge is power,’ said the English philosopher Francis Bacon, thereby underlining the practical value of knowledge— and this was indeed new.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Francis Bacon once said, "There arises from a bad and unapt formation of words a wonderful obstruction to the mind."
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Close, Sir Francis Bacon.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • But the blurred mirror was giving her back a distorted, pink abstraction of herself, like a Francis Bacon painting, and Annie found it so disturbing that she turned off the light and went quickly back into the bedroom.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • It was his conviction, like Plato’s, that the definition of citizenship in a democracy is participation in Government and that, as Francis Bacon wrote, it is "left only to God and to the angels to be lookers on.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • ] [Footnote 19: Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, Viscount Saint Alban’s (1561-1626), a famous English statesman and philosopher.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays

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  • She had written reams on the Renaissance and the scientific breakthrough, the new view of nature and Francis Bacon, who had said that knowledge was power.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • I’m talking about clear minds writing in clear language—the predictions of Saint Augustine, Sir Francis Bacon, Newton, Einstein, the list goes on and on, all anticipating a transformative moment of enlightenment.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • ] [Footnote 252: Francis Bacon (1561-1626), a famous English philosopher and statesman.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • This particular building seemed appropriate camouflage for them tonight, as it housed the original Latin manuscript of Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis, the utopian vision on which the American forefathers had allegedly modeled a new world based on ancient knowledge.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • "The Rosicrucian founder," Galloway was saying, "was allegedly a German mystic who went by the name Christian Rosenkreuz—a pseudonym obviously, perhaps even for Francis Bacon, who some historians believe founded the group himself, although there is no proof of—"
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Consult English literature and history for an account of the great statesman and author, Francis Bacon, "the wisest, brightest, meanest of mankind.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • "And Sir Francis Bacon," Peter continued, "the luminary hired by King James to literally create the authorized King James Bible, became so utterly convinced that the Bible contained cryptic meaning that he wrote in his own codes, which are still studied today!
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
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