Adversity Quotes

Cicero, on friendship, 44 b. c. - friendship make prosperity more shining and...
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

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 grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Leighton
Lucius annaeus seneca - we become wiser by adversity prosperity destroys...
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.
Seneca

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Marie Hugo
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Plutarch
Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.
Chilo
By courage I repel adversity.
Anonymous
In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
Horace, Odes
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
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity.
Charles Caleb Colton
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
Publilius Syrus
In prosperity prepare for a change; in adversity hope for one.
James Burgh
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
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington
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
Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.
Romanian Prove
In prosperity our friends know us in adversity we know our friends.
Churton Collins
Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head.
William Shakespeare
Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
Henry Fielding
Fire is the test of gold adversity, of strong men.
Seneca
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
Ben Jonson
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
However, never daunted, I will cope with adversity in my traditional manner... sulking and nausea.
Tom K. Ryan
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
Plutarch
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Ryszard Kapuscinski
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
Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue.
Sir Francis Bacon, Of Adversity
Adversity is the first path to truth.
George Gordon Byron
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 1717 Bible
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
William Hazlitt
By courage I repel adversity. Adversa Virtute Repello.
Anonymous
Prosperity is a great teacher adversity a greater.
William Hazlitt
Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, control youth, and delights old age.
Firmianus Lactantius
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Adversity is the touchstone of friendship.
French Prove
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Horace