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    Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to
    his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy
    of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.
    [Lat., Ecce spectaculum dignum, ad quod respiciat intentus operi
    suo Deus. Ecce par Deo dignum, vir fortis cum mala fortuna
    compositus.]

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His overthrow heaped happiness upon him;
For then, and not till then, he felt himself,
And found read more

His overthrow heaped happiness upon him;
For then, and not till then, he felt himself,
And found the blessedness of being little.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can
stand prosperity, there are a hundred read more

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can
stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious read more

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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If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will read more

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.

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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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Is made more sacred by adversity.

Is made more sacred by adversity.

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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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Adversity is the first path to truth.

Adversity is the first path to truth.

by Lord Byron Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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A wretched soul, bruised with adversity,
We bid be quiet when we hear it cry.
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A wretched soul, bruised with adversity,
We bid be quiet when we hear it cry.
But were we burd'ned with like weight of pain,
As much or more we should ourselves complain:
So thou, that hast no unkind mate to grieve thee,
With urging helpless patience wouldst relieve me;
But if thou live to see like right bereft,
This fool-begged patience in thee will be left.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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