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    Sometimes adversity impels a person to greater heights, and sometimes it provides the opportunity for that person to be a blessing in the lives of others.

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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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Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

by Proverb 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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. . . 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 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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Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy.

Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy.

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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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Great men rejoice in adversity just as brave soldiers triumph in
war.
[Lat., Gaudent magni viri rebus adversis read more

Great men rejoice in adversity just as brave soldiers triumph in
war.
[Lat., Gaudent magni viri rebus adversis non aliter, quam fortes
milites bellis.]

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Is made more sacred by adversity.

Is made more sacred by adversity.

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