“Of Studies” by Francis Bacon (1561–1626)

“Of Studies” by Francis Bacon (1561–1626) Studies are for 3 different purposes Delight – in privateness &retiring Ornament – in discourse Ability – in the judgment & disposition of business Expert men can execute & judge particulars – but generally speaking, the best advice & plans come from learned men Spending too much time with… Read more “Of Studies” by Francis Bacon (1561–1626)

“The Art of Life” by Walter Horatio Pater (1839-1894)

“The Art of Life” by Walter Horatio Pater (1839-1894) We tend to think of things & principles as inconstant modes & fashions Let’s examine physical life… Look at the floods of summer rain We don’t see anything but a combination of elements from the periodic table They’re in our bodies as well as outside of… Read more “The Art of Life” by Walter Horatio Pater (1839-1894)

“Measurement” by Norman Robert Campbell (1880-1949)

“Measurement” by Norman Robert Campbell (1880-1949) Measurement is important because so many sciences are math-based & require it for measurement But explaining what it is is harder – its use, its rationale & this is an attempt at that What is measurement? wasn’t around until a high degree of civilization appeared but today we’re all… Read more “Measurement” by Norman Robert Campbell (1880-1949)

“Of Followers and Friends” by Francis Bacon (1561–1626)

“Of Followers and Friends” by Francis Bacon (1561–1626) Costly followers are not good The more you take on, the less free you are They’re not so much costly as they are wearing & annoying Followers should only expect acceptance, recommendation & protection from wrongs Followers in factions are even worse because they don’t even particularly… Read more “Of Followers and Friends” by Francis Bacon (1561–1626)

“Resolutions when I Come to Be Old” by Jonathan Swift (1709)

“Resolutions when I Come to Be Old” by Jonathan Swift (1709) Don’t marry a young woman Don’t keep company unless they really want it Don’t be angry, sad, envious or suspicious Don’t complain about the modern area Don’t like children Don’t tell the same story over & over Don’t neglect decency or hygiene Don’t be… Read more “Resolutions when I Come to Be Old” by Jonathan Swift (1709)