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Francis Bacon was an English philosopher born this day in 1561 (died 9th April, 1626):

“There is no excellent beauty that hath not strangeness in its proportion.”

“A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.”

“A prudent question is one half of wisdom.”

Other birthdays today include: artist Jeff Koons, designer Cristian Dior, musicians Placido Domingas and Billy Ocean, actor Telly Savalas and comedian Benny Hill(!)

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