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A wise man struggling with adversity is said by some heathen
writer to be a spectacle on which the read more

A wise man struggling with adversity is said by some heathen
writer to be a spectacle on which the gods might look down with
pleasure.

by Sydney Smith 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, and Adversity
is not without comforts and hopes.

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and Adversity
is not without comforts and hopes.

by Francis Bacon 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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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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If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would read more

If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own.

by Socrates Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never read more

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

by Anonymous Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.

by William Hazlitt Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Aromatic plants bestow
No spicy fragrance while they grow;
But crush'd or trodden to the ground,
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Aromatic plants bestow
No spicy fragrance while they grow;
But crush'd or trodden to the ground,
Diffuse their balmy sweets around.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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