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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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Aromatic plants bestow
No spicy fragrance while they grow;
But crush'd or trodden to the ground,
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Aromatic plants bestow
No spicy fragrance while they grow;
But crush'd or trodden to the ground,
Diffuse their balmy sweets around.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Adversity makes a man wise, not rich ...

Adversity makes a man wise, not rich ...

by John Ray Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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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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If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would read more

If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own.

by Socrates Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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In the adversity of our best friends we often find something
which does not displease us.
[Fr., Dans read more

In the adversity of our best friends we often find something
which does not displease us.
[Fr., Dans l'adversite de nos meilleurs amis nous trouvons
toujours quelque chose ne nous deplaist pas.]

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diamonds shine more brightly foiled by black velvet.

diamonds shine more brightly foiled by black velvet.

by Sai Baba Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

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When a heart breaks
it also opens
-Jeff Arch- screenwriter.

When a heart breaks
it also opens
-Jeff Arch- screenwriter.

by Jeff Arch Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be read more

The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.

by Seneca Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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