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    In all distresses of our friends
    We first consult our private ends;
    While Nature, kindly bent to ease us,
    Points out some circumstance to please us.

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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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We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.

by Seneca Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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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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Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.

by William Hazlitt 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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Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

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. . . it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

. . . it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

by Bible Found in: Adversity Sayings, General Sayings,
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Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy.

Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy.

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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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