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Quotation: William Shakespeare about adversity


Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616):  As You Like It: Act 2, Scene 1
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Today’s Quotation: Francis Bacon (1561-1626) on Two “V” Words: Vice and Virtue


 Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

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