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    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.

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Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.

by Francis Bacon 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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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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Kites rise highest against the wind; not with it.

Kites rise highest against the wind; not with it.

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Let me embrace thee, sour adversity,
For wise men say it is the wisest course.

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity,
For wise men say it is the wisest course.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Thou tamer of the human breast,
Whose iron scourge and tort'ring hour
The bad affright, afflict the read more

Thou tamer of the human breast,
Whose iron scourge and tort'ring hour
The bad affright, afflict the best!

by Thomas Gray 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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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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Then know, that I have little wealth to lose.
A man I am, crossed with adversity;
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Then know, that I have little wealth to lose.
A man I am, crossed with adversity;
My riches are these poor habiliments,
Of which if you should here disfurnish me,
You take the sum and substance that I have.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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