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What does this quote “virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set” by francis bacon mean?





i need to write a 5 paragraph essay by tomorrow on this quote but i dont seem to know how to do it can someone help me?



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  1. voltron says:

    I’ve never heard this one before, but it sounds like it means that being virtuous, your own virtue, is a prize that you should value highly and treasure like a precious jewel.Seems like maybe the “best plain set” means you shouldn’t make too big a deal out of how good of a person you are – you might lose your empathy (being able to understand how other people feel) with others if you see yourself as being “better” than other people because of how you lead your life.Just my guess…good luck on writing your paragraphs.I wonder if he meant that it’s easier to stay virtuous if you are less attractive?