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

- Francis Bacon




He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils for time is the greatest innovator.

- Francis Bacon



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

- Francis Bacon



Prosperity is not without many fears and distaste; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.

- Francis Bacon



I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.

- Francis Bacon



Age appears to be best in four things old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

- Francis Bacon