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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;
    And this our life, exempt from human haunt,
    Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
    Sermons in stones, and good in everything.

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Adversity reminds men of religion.
[Lat., Adverse res admonent religionum.]

Adversity reminds men of religion.
[Lat., Adverse res admonent religionum.]

by Titus Livy Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Is made more sacred by adversity.

Is made more sacred by adversity.

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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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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 like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so read more

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.

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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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Great men rejoice in adversity just as brave soldiers triumph in
war.
[Lat., Gaudent magni viri rebus adversis read more

Great men rejoice in adversity just as brave soldiers triumph in
war.
[Lat., Gaudent magni viri rebus adversis non aliter, quam fortes
milites bellis.]

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Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

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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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