Adversity Quotes

Churton collins - in prosperity our friends know us in adversity we...
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
Ben Jonson

Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.
Romanian Prove
Prosperity is a great teacher adversity a greater.
William Hazlitt
Seneca - to see a man fearless in dangers. untainted with...
Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.
Chilo

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
Samuel Johnson
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Leighton
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
Socrates
By courage I repel adversity. Adversa Virtute Repello.
Anonymous
Adversity cause some men to break others to break records.
William A. Ward
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
Adversity is the first path to truth.
George Gordon Byron
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
Socrates
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
Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Cicero, On Friendship, 44 B. C.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Marie Hugo
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
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
By courage I repel adversity.
Anonymous
In times of prosperity friends will be plenty, in times of adversity not one in twenty.
English Prove
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
Plutarch
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Plutarch
Within every adversity is an equal or greater opportunity.
Napoleon Hill
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity.
Charles Caleb Colton
In prosperity prepare for a change; in adversity hope for one.
James Burgh
Fire is the test of gold adversity, of strong men.
Seneca
Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or a greater Benefit.
Napolean Hill
Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.
Chinese Prove
Adversity makes men wise but not rich.
John Ray
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 touchstone of friendship.
French Prove
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
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 1717 Bible
Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, control youth, and delights old age.
Firmianus Lactantius
However, never daunted, I will cope with adversity in my traditional manner... sulking and nausea.
Tom K. Ryan
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
William Hazlitt
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