It cannot be denied that outward accidents conduce much to fortune favor opportunity death of others occasion fitting virtue, but chiefly the mold of a man's fortune is in his own hands
Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He served both as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.
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