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" Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the New, which carrieth the greater benediction and the clearer revelation of God's favour. "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England - Page xxxix
by Francis Bacon - 1834
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 666 pages
...British poet. "The Hound of Heaven," st. 1 , Poems (1893). Merry England (London, July 1890). Bible 1 Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New. FRANCIS BACON, (1561-1626) British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Adversity," (1597-1...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 686 pages
...quarter; and sever it wholly from their serious affairs and actions of life. 692 Essays 'Of Adversity' e ... I would to God they would either conform, or be more wise, and not be catched! 8 693 Essays 'Of Adversity' Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not...
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Seeking the Centre: The Australian Desert in Literature, Art and Film

Roslynn D. Haynes, Roslynn Doris Haynes - 1998 - 406 pages
...the writers. When Sturt begins hisyourna/for Charlotte with the preamble 'Prosperity, Dearest, was the blessing of the Old Testament, Adversity is the blessing of the New, and the knowledge of this should be a useful lesson to us, and if it please GOD to permit my return...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - 1999 - 276 pages
...mean.2 The virtue of Prosperity is temperance, the virtue of Adversity is fortitude; which in morals3 is the more heroical virtue. Prosperity is the blessing...the blessing of the New; which carrieth the greater benediction,4 and the clearer revelation of God's favour. Yet even in the Old Testament, if you listen...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - 2000 - 470 pages
...Temperance; The Vertue of Adversity, is Fortitude: which 25 in Morals is the more Heroicall Vertue. Prosperity is the Blessing of the Old Testament; Adversity...New; which carrieth the greater Benediction, and the 1 Of Adversitie.] Cl A, Cl B, Ph; essay not in 97a-24 3 an] a CIA, Cl B,Ph 4-6 the good . . . admired.}...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - 2000 - 389 pages
...all this and enforce his own rule, that of charity. Desiderius Erasmus, In Praise of Folly (1511) 1 1 Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the New. Francis Bacon, Essays ( 1 625) 12 Poverty is no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient....
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The Westminster Collection of Christian Quotations

Martin H. Manser - 2001 - 524 pages
...God is more anxious to bestow His blessings on us than we are to receive them. St. Augustine of Hippo Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New. Francis Bacon The greatest blessing we ever get from God is to know that we are destitute spiritually....
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A Poetics of Social Work: Personal Agency and Social Transformation in ...

Kenneth James Moffatt - 2001 - 172 pages
...experience of suffering. Whitton quoted Francis Bacon: The virtue of Prosperity is Temperance; the Virtue of Adversity is Fortitude, which in Morals is the more heroical virtue. For Prosperity doth best discover Vice but Adversity doth best discover Virtue.'26 Christian faith...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 868 pages
...mean.0 The virtue of Prosperity is temperance, the virtue of Adversity is fortitude; which in morals0 is the more heroical virtue. Prosperity is the blessing...the blessing of the New; which carrieth the greater benediction,0 and the clearer revelation of God's favour. Yet even in the Old Testament, if you listen...
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10 Quotes: Inspire and Motivate

Sura College of Competition - 2004 - 116 pages
...It's not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line. - Ashleigh Brilliant Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the New, which carried the greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favour - Bacon It is foolish to...
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