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    In the adversity of our best friends we often find something
    which does not displease us.
    [Fr., Dans l'adversite de nos meilleurs amis nous trouvons
    toujours quelque chose ne nous deplaist pas.]

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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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Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.

Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.

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Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

by Victor Hugo Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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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.

by Churton Collins Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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And these vicissitudes come best in youth;
For when they happen at a riper age,
People are read more

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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. . . it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

. . . it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

by Bible Found in: Adversity Sayings, General Sayings,
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What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

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A wise man struggling with adversity is said by some heathen
writer to be a spectacle on which the read more

A wise man struggling with adversity is said by some heathen
writer to be a spectacle on which the gods might look down with
pleasure.

by Sydney Smith Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.

by William Hazlitt Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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