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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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Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

by Proverb Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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The Good are better made by Ill,
As odours crushed are sweeter still.

The Good are better made by Ill,
As odours crushed are sweeter still.

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If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would read more

If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own.

by Socrates Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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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 not without many fears and distastes, and Adversity
is not without comforts and hopes.

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and Adversity
is not without comforts and hopes.

by Francis Bacon Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.

by Washington Irving Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
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Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

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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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