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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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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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diamonds shine more brightly foiled by black velvet.

diamonds shine more brightly foiled by black velvet.

by Sai Baba Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Then know, that I have little wealth to lose.
A man I am, crossed with adversity;
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Then know, that I have little wealth to lose.
A man I am, crossed with adversity;
My riches are these poor habiliments,
Of which if you should here disfurnish me,
You take the sum and substance that I have.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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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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Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.

by Washington Irving 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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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 like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so read more

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.

by Arthur Golden Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.

by Seneca Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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