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    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.

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Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to
his own work, may direct his gaze. read more

Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to
his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy
of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.
[Lat., Ecce spectaculum dignum, ad quod respiciat intentus operi
suo Deus. Ecce par Deo dignum, vir fortis cum mala fortuna
compositus.]

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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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Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

by Proverb 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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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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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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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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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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Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.

by Og Mandino Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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