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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 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.

by Arthur Golden Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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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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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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It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

by Buddha Found in: Adversity Quotes, Enemies 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

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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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Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

by Horace Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Beware of the friend who was once your foe.

Beware of the friend who was once your foe.

by Proverb Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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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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