Mahomet made the people believe that he would call a hill to him . . . when the hill stood still he Francis Bacon Quotes
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Mahomet made the people believe that he would call a hill to him . . . when the hill stood still he was never a whit abashed but said 'If the hill will not come to Mahomet Mahomet will go to the hill.'

Francis Bacon

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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