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"... the inquiry of truth, which is the love-making, or the wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature." -- Francis Bacon, "Of Truth."
Francis Bacon was lord chancellor of England, a lawyer, statesman and philosopher. He is considered the father of the scientific method and his above mentioned quote is part of the statue of "Philosophy" in the Library of Congress.
In this audio, you get three readings from "The Essays of Francis Bacon" (1) Of Truth, (2) Of Riches and (3) Of Wisdom for a Man's Self. The readings are from the 1908 text edited by Mary Augusta Scott.
Three essays by Francis Bacon; truth, wisdom, and wealth. I am writing my term paper on Francis Bacon for Philosophy class, this is an awesome source.