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Biography - Francis Bacon:

English philosopher and statesman.
Born: 1561 - Died: 1626
Period:
17th century
16th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.



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"Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for Prosperity doth best discover vice, but Adversity doth best discover virtue."


Source: Essays

Wikisource - Essays of Francis Bacon (en) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
La prospérité découvre nos vices et l'adversité nos vertus.

German
Im Glück offenbart sich am stärksten das Laster, im Unglück aber die Tugend.




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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.




Quotes for: vice


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Quotes for: vice


Ingratitude is the mother of all vice.
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There is only one vice of which no-one boasts - ingratitude.
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From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.
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Yet it is better to accept public morals and human vices calmly without bursting into either laughter or tears.
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Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
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O philosophy, life’s guide! O searcher-out of virtue and expeller of vices! What could we and every age of men have been without thee? Thou hast produced cities; thou hast called men scattered about into the social enjoyment of life.
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Quotes for: virtue


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Quotes about virtue:


The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
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Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
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Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
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The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.
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Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.
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There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
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Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
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Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is no comparison, no envy.
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Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
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Knowledge is power.
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