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

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By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity--another man's I mean.

By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity--another man's I mean.

by Mark Twain Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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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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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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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.

by Anonymous Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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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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Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious read more

Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

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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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A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn.

A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn.

by Unknown Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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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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