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    Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.

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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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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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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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Beware of the friend who was once your foe.

Beware of the friend who was once your foe.

by Proverb Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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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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Adversity is the first path to truth.

Adversity is the first path to truth.

by Lord Byron Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.

by Francis Bacon Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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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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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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