Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Quote of the Day (Francis Bacon, on Prosperity and Adversity)

“Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.”—Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), “On Adversity,” in Essays (1597)

An excellent thought to recall as a new year begins... 

(The image accompanying this post is John Vanderbank’s portrait of Francis Bacon painted around 1731, after a portrait from a century before by an unknown artist. The Vanderbank painting now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, in London.)

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