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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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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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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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We survive on adversity and perish in ease and comfort.

We survive on adversity and perish in ease and comfort.

by Titus Livy Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember

Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember

by Seneca Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Let me embrace thee, sour adversity,
For wise men say it is the wisest course.

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity,
For wise men say it is the wisest course.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity--another man's I mean.

By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity--another man's I mean.

by Mark Twain Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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His overthrow heaped happiness upon him;
For then, and not till then, he felt himself,
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His overthrow heaped happiness upon him;
For then, and not till then, he felt himself,
And found the blessedness of being little.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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A wretched soul, bruised with adversity,
We bid be quiet when we hear it cry.
But were read more

A wretched soul, bruised with adversity,
We bid be quiet when we hear it cry.
But were we burd'ned with like weight of pain,
As much or more we should ourselves complain:
So thou, that hast no unkind mate to grieve thee,
With urging helpless patience wouldst relieve me;
But if thou live to see like right bereft,
This fool-begged patience in thee will be left.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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