Quotes of Adversity

“ Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ 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

“ By courage I repel adversity. (Adversa Virtute Repello) ”

- Anonymous

“ He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. ”

- Ben Jonson

“ Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity. ”

- Chilo

“ Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it. ”

- Cicero

“ Adversity is the touchstone of friendship. ”

- French proverb

“ Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not. ”

- Henry Fielding

“ 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

“ In adversity remember to keep an even mind. ”

- Horace

“ You will never truly know yourself or the strength of your relationships until both have been tested by adversity. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends. ”

- John Churton Collins

“ Adversity does teach who your real friends are. ”

- Lois McMaster Bujold

“ By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean. ”

- Mark Twain

“ By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. ”

- Og Mandino

“ Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. ”

- Publilius Syrus

“ Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. ”

- Seneca

“ Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity. ”

- Socrates

“ Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. ”

- William Arthur Ward

“ A man I am cross'd with adversity. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ 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

“ Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head. ”

- William Shakespeare
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