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People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.

Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure. Problems ... create our courage and wisdom.

Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me.

Prosperity has this property: It puffs up narrow souls, makes them imagine themselves high and mighty, and leads them to look down upon the world with contempt; but a truly noble spirit appears greatest in distress; and then becomes more bright and conspicuous.

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

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.

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

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity of the New, which carrieth the greater benediction and the dearer revelation of God's favor. Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.

Prosperity is too apt to prevent us from examining our conduct; but adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us.

Prosperity provideth, but adversity proveth friends.

Remember that the Devil doesn't sleep, but seeks our ruin in a thousand different ways

Remorse begets reform.

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Some knowledge and some song and some beauty must be kept for those days before the world again plunges into darkness.

Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.

Sorrow has its reward. It never leaves us where it found us.

Stars may be seen from the bottom of a deep well, when they cannot be discerned from the top of a mountain. So are many things learned in adversity which the prosperous man dreams not of.

Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron. See quote detail

Strong people are made by opposition, like kites that go up against the wind.

Suffering - how divine it is, how misunderstood! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.


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