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    Smile Quote by Francis Bacon

    Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
    Sir Francis Bacon
    Hello! Could someone please interpret the quote by Sir Francis Bacon?

    Here's my understanding. Please correct me if I am wrong.

    • A full man refers to a man has knowledge.
    • A ready man refers a man has learned different opinions and he is ready to practice in writing or do anything in the real life.
    • An exact man refers to writing can help a man develop strict logic and in-depth analysis skill.
    Your comment is highly appreciated!
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    Re: Quote by Francis Bacon

    That's a nice quote, daffodils, I've come across it before.
    So you're into literary works now.

    A full man refers to a man has knowledge.
    Full means complete. One who has read widely would have a broader outlook since he has a well-rounded knowledge of most aspects of life.

    A ready man refers a man has learn different opinions and he is ready to practice in writing or do anything in the real life.
    Ready is a state of preparedness. To be prepared, ideas have to be discussed, deliberated upon and views and opinions sought. This is done through conference with other people.

    An exact man refer to writing can help a man develop strict logic and in-depth analysis skill.
    Writing is the putting down of ideas on paper. Ideas take shape and are developed through the process of writing. It enables thoughts to be concretized, disseminated and recorded for posterity.

    not a teacher
    Last edited by tedtmc; 31-Jul-2008 at 07:30.

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    Smile Re: Quote by Francis Bacon

    Hi Tedtmc,

    Thank you for your interpretation. I just run into it while searching another quote by Sir Francis Bacon.

    Have a good day!

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