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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.
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
Samuel Johnson
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Horace
Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.
Josh Billings
Adversity is a severe instructor, set over us by one who knows us better than we do ourselves, as he loves us better too. He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This conflict with difficu
Edmund Burke
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Elvis Presley
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Thomas Carlyle
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Lord Byron
Adversity is the first path to truth; He who hath proved war, storm, or woman's rage, Whether his winters be eighteen or eighty, Has won the experience which is deemed so weighty
Lord Byron
Adversity is, to me at least, a tonic and a bracer.
Walter Scott
Adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us
Samuel Johnson
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Hugo
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
Horace
Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy
William Shakespeare
Adversity, if a man is set down to it by degrees, is more supportable with equanimity by most people than any great prosperity arrived at in a single lifetime
Samuel Butler
All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Walt Disney
As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.
Ovid
Behold a contest worthy of a god, a brave man matched in conflict with adversity
Seneca
By trying, we can easily learn to endure adversity another man's, I mean
Mark Twain
Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture
Charles Caleb Colton
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