Adversity Quotes

Leighton - adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its...
Prosperity is a great teacher adversity a greater.
William Hazlitt

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
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
Lucius annaeus seneca - the bravest sight in the world is to see a great...
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

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 adversity remember to keep an even mind.
Horace, Odes
Adversity does teach who your real friends are.
Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign, 1999
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or a greater Benefit.
Napolean Hill
Adversity is the first path to truth.
George Gordon Byron
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 a man wise, not rich.
Romanian Prove
Adversity makes men wise but not rich.
John Ray
We become wiser by adversity prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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 trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
Henry Fielding
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
Publilius Syrus
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Plutarch
The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself - Always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.
James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
Samuel Johnson
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
Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.
Chilo
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
William Hazlitt
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Horace
In prosperity our friends know us in adversity we know our friends.
Churton Collins
Within every adversity is an equal or greater opportunity.
Napoleon Hill
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
Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.
Chinese Prove
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity.
Charles Caleb Colton
By courage I repel adversity. Adversa Virtute Repello.
Anonymous
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Albert Schweitze
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Marie Hugo
By courage I repel adversity.
Anonymous
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
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
Socrates
Fire is the test of gold adversity, of strong men.
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
Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, control youth, and delights old age.
Firmianus Lactantius