Adversity Quotes

Plutarch - nothing is harder to direct than a man in...
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

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Fire is the test of gold adversity, of strong men.
Seneca
Adversity cause some men to break others to break records.
William A. Ward
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
Seneca, Epistles

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Plutarch
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
Chilo - be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity...
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
We become wiser by adversity prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
In prosperity our friends know us in adversity we know our friends.
Churton Collins
Adversity is the first path to truth.
George Gordon Byron
In prosperity prepare for a change; in adversity hope for one.
James Burgh
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 has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
Samuel Johnson