Tag Archives: adversity

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


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.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Discuss