— Francis Bacon, livro Essays
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
The Essays, or Councils, civil and moral of Sir Francis Bacon ... With a Table of the Colours of Good and Evil. And a Discourse of the Wisdom of the Ancients (done into English by Sir Arthur Gorges). To this edition is added the Character of Queen Elizabeth; never before printed in English, página 135 https://books.google.com.br/books?id=ripcAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA135, Francis Bacon, Sir Arthur GORGES - R. Chiswell, 1706
Variante: A leitura faz ao homem completo; a conversa, ágil, e o escrever, preciso.