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    Thou tamer of the human breast,
    Whose iron scourge and tort'ring hour
    The bad affright, afflict the best!

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We survive on adversity and perish in ease and comfort.

We survive on adversity and perish in ease and comfort.

by Titus Livy Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

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

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In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends

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If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can't help but learn.

If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can't help but learn.

by Bernie Siegel, Md Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Aromatic plants bestow
No spicy fragrance while they grow;
But crush'd or trodden to the ground,
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Aromatic plants bestow
No spicy fragrance while they grow;
But crush'd or trodden to the ground,
Diffuse their balmy sweets around.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Kites rise highest against the wind; not with it.

Kites rise highest against the wind; not with it.

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And these vicissitudes come best in youth;
For when they happen at a riper age,
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And these vicissitudes come best in youth;
For when they happen at a riper age,
People are apt to blame the Fates, forsooth,
And wonder Providence is not more sage.
Adversity is the first path to truth:
He who hath proved war, storm, or woman's rage,
Whether his winters be eighteen or eighty,
Has won experience which is deem'd so weighty.

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No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never read more

No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.

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A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn.

A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn.

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