Adversity Quotes

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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.
Thomas Carlyle

We become wiser by adversity prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The reason why great men meet with so little pity or attachment in adversity, would seem to be this: the friends of a great man were made by his fortune, his enemies by himself, and revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude.
C. C. Colton
Seneca, epistles - fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong...
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Marie Hugo

By courage I repel adversity. Adversa Virtute Repello.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head.
William Shakespeare
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
George Gordon Byron
Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
Within every adversity is an equal or greater opportunity.
Napoleon Hill
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington
Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or a greater Benefit.
Napolean Hill
Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
Henry Fielding
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
By courage I repel adversity.
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
Samuel Johnson
Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.
Chinese Prove
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
Publilius Syrus
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
Horace, Odes
Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, control youth, and delights old age.
Firmianus Lactantius
Adversity does teach who your real friends are.
Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign, 1999
To see a man fearless in dangers. untainted with lusts, happy in adversity, composed in a tumult, and laughing at all those things which are generally either coveted or feared, all men must acknowledge that this can be from nothing else but a beam of divinity that influences a mortal body.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Bradstreet
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
William Hazlitt
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 1717 Bible
Adversity is the touchstone of friendship.
French Prove
In prosperity our friends know us in adversity we know our friends.
Churton Collins
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.
Francis Bacon
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity.
Charles Caleb Colton
A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry; But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain.
William Shakespeare
Adversity cause some men to break others to break records.
William A. Ward
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter.
Henry Fielding
However, never daunted, I will cope with adversity in my traditional manner... sulking and nausea.
Tom K. Ryan
Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.
Romanian Prove