Tag Archives: prosperity

Quotation: William Makepeace Thackeray about humility


Oh, be humble, my brother, in your prosperity! Be gentle with those who are less lucky, if not more deserving.

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) Discuss

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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.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Discuss