Quotes by adversity
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Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Roman poet 65-8 BC
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Roman poet 65-8 BC
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
American humorist 1815-1885
Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist - it reduces him to his fighting weight.
Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
First president of the US 1732-1799
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Anthony de Mello
Indian Jesuit priest and psychotherapist 1931-1987
Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember: a kite rises against the wind rather than with it.
English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.
Persian poet and literary of the medieval period
A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.
English American poet 1612-1672
A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.
William Arthur Ward
American writer and poet 1921-1994
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
British Novelist 1816-1855
Adversity is a good school.
French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.
American writer 1956-
Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
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