"....And since I have lost much time with this age, I would be glad, as God shall give me leave, to recover it with posterity.

I have raised up a light in the obscurity of philosophy
which shall be seen centuries after I am dead.

Lastly, I would address one general admonition to all; that they consider what are the true ends of knowledge, and that they seek it not either for pleasure of the mind, or for contention, or for superiority to others, or for profit, or fame, or power, or any of these inferior things; but for the benefit and use of Life; and that they perfect and govern it in charity." -Francis Bacon (January 22, 1561-April 9, 1626)