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The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.

The same reason makes a man a religious enthusiast that makes a man an enthusiast in any other way: an uncomfortable mind in an uncomfortable body.

The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests.

The sharpest sting of adversity it borrows from our own impatience.

The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.

The truly great and good, in affliction, bear a countenance more princely than they are wont; for it is the temper of the highest hearts, like the palm tree, to strive most upwards when it is most burdened.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude, which in morals is the heroical virtue.

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.

There are three modes of bearing the ills of life: by indifference, which is the most common; by philosophy, which is the most ostentatious; and by religion, which is the most effectual.

There are times in everyone's life when something constructive is born out of adversity ... when things seem so bad that you've got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it.

There is no birth of consciousness without pain.

There is no education like adversity.

There is nothing the body suffers the soul may not profit by.

There is often in people to whom "the worst" has happened an almost transcendent freedom, for they have faced "the worst" and survived it.

They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.

They say a reasonable amount o' fleas is good for a dog - it keeps him from broodin' over bein' a dog mebbe.

They seemed like old companions in adversity. See quote detail

They sicken of calm, who know the storm.

This struggle of people against their conditions, this is where you find the meaning in life.


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