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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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Prosperity getteth friends, but adversity trieth them ...

Prosperity getteth friends, but adversity trieth them ...

by Nicholas Ling 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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And these vicissitudes come best in youth;
For when they happen at a riper age,
People are read more

And these vicissitudes come best in youth;
For when they happen at a riper age,
People are apt to blame the Fates, forsooth,
And wonder Providence is not more sage.
Adversity is the first path to truth:
He who hath proved war, storm, or woman's rage,
Whether his winters be eighteen or eighty,
Has won experience which is deem'd so weighty.

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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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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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If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will read more

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.

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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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When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the read more

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

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

by Horace Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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