Adversity Quotes

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Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Plutarch
Adversity is the touchstone of friendship.
French Prove
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
Socrates
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Within every adversity is an equal or greater opportunity.
Napoleon Hill
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
Socrates
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity.
Charles Caleb Colton
In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
Horace, Odes
Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or a greater Benefit.
Napolean Hill
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 diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Leighton
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 does teach who your real friends are.
Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign, 1999
Adversity makes men wise but not rich.
John Ray
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
Samuel Johnson
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Marie Hugo
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Ryszard Kapuscinski
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.
Sir Francis Bacon
Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.
Romanian Prove
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
Ben Jonson
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
Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.
Chilo
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
Publilius Syrus
However, never daunted, I will cope with adversity in my traditional manner... sulking and nausea.
Tom K. Ryan
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
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.
George Washington
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
Adversity is the first path to truth.
George Gordon Byron
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
Plutarch
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington
By courage I repel adversity.
Anonymous
In prosperity prepare for a change; in adversity hope for one.
James Burgh
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Horace
In times of prosperity friends will be plenty, in times of adversity not one in twenty.
English Prove
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
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