Quotes: adversity

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  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
    Aristotle
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    Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
    George Washington
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    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.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
    Horace
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    A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
  • Saadi
    Saadi
    Persian poet and literary of the medieval period
    Saadi
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    A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.
  • William Arthur Ward
    William Arthur Ward
    American writer and poet 1921-1994
    William Arthur Ward
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    Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records.
  • William Arthur Ward
    William Arthur Ward
    American writer and poet 1921-1994
    William Arthur Ward
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    Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
    Søren Kierkegaard
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    Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
    Horace
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    Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
    Josh Billings
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    Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist - it reduces him to his fighting weight.
  • Charlotte Brontë
    Charlotte Brontë
    British Novelist 1816-1855
    Charlotte Brontë
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    Adversity is a good school.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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    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.
  • Robert Leighton
    Robert Leighton
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    Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
    Lord George Byron
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    Adversity is the first path to truth.

  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
    Lord George Byron
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    Adversity is the first path to truth.
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