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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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The Myth of Sisyphus: Renaissance Theories of Human Perfectibility

Elliott M. Simon - 2007 - 614 pages
...173-74, 189. Francis Bacon made a similar argument, that: "The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude; which in morals...Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New; which carries the greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favor." "Essay V: Of Adversity,"...
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