Francis Bacon Quote

Again, we should notice the force, effect, and consequences of inventions, which are nowhere more conspicuous than in those three which were unknown to the ancients; namely, printing, gunpowder, and the compass. For these three have changed the appearance and state of the whole world; first in literature, then in warfare, and lastly in navigation: and innumerable changes have been thence derived, so that no empire, sect, or star, appears to have exercised a greater power and influence on human affairs than these mechanical discoveries.


Aphorism 129. - Novum Organum (1620) - Book I

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Again, we should notice the force, effect, and consequences of inventions, which are nowhere more conspicuous than in those three which were unknown...

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Again, we should notice the force, effect, and consequences of inventions, which are nowhere more conspicuous than in those three which were unknown...

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Again, we should notice the force, effect, and consequences of inventions, which are nowhere more conspicuous than in those three which were unknown...

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Again, we should notice the force, effect, and consequences of inventions, which are nowhere more conspicuous than in those three which were unknown...