Adversity Quotes

Napolean hill - every adversity, every failure and every...
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Marie Hugo

In times of prosperity friends will be plenty, in times of adversity not one in twenty.
English Prove
In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
Horace, Odes
John churton collins - in prosperity our friends know us; in adversity...
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
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
William Hazlitt
By courage I repel adversity.
Anonymous
Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.
Romanian Prove
Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
Henry Fielding
By courage I repel adversity. Adversa Virtute Repello.
Anonymous
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 has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Horace
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
Adversity makes men wise but not rich.
John Ray
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Albert Schweitze
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
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
Within every adversity is an equal or greater opportunity.
Napoleon Hill
Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, control youth, and delights old age.
Firmianus Lactantius
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
However, never daunted, I will cope with adversity in my traditional manner... sulking and nausea.
Tom K. Ryan
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
Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.
Chinese 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
Adversity does teach who your real friends are.
Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign, 1999
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 1717 Bible
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
Socrates
Adversity is the touchstone of friendship.
French Prove
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
Publilius Syrus
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Leighton
Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Cicero, On Friendship, 44 B. C.
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
Socrates
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 a great teacher adversity a greater.
William Hazlitt
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity.
Charles Caleb Colton
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.