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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.
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Francis Bacon

English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)

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