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When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the read more

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.

by Henry David Thoreau 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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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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Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy.

Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy.

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The Good are better made by Ill,
As odours crushed are sweeter still.

The Good are better made by Ill,
As odours crushed are sweeter still.

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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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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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In all distresses of our friends
We first consult our private ends;
While Nature, kindly bent to read more

In all distresses of our friends
We first consult our private ends;
While Nature, kindly bent to ease us,
Points out some circumstance to please us.

by Jonathan Swift 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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