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    No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.

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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a
man's character, give him power.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a
man's character, give him power.

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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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Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can
stand prosperity, there are a hundred read more

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can
stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.

by Churton Collins 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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Thou tamer of the human breast,
Whose iron scourge and tort'ring hour
The bad affright, afflict the read more

Thou tamer of the human breast,
Whose iron scourge and tort'ring hour
The bad affright, afflict the best!

by Thomas Gray Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can't help but learn.

If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can't help but learn.

by Bernie Siegel, Md Found in: Adversity 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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Is made more sacred by adversity.

Is made more sacred by adversity.

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