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Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist - it reduces him to his fighting weight.

Adversity introduces a man to himself.

Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.

Adversity is a severe instructor, set over us by one who knows us better than we do ourselves, as he loves us better too. He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This conflict with difficulty makes us acquainted with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relations. It will not suffer us to be superficial.

Adversity is a stimulus.

Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn't make me stronger.

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.

Adversity is like the period of the former and of the latter rain, - cold, comfortless, unfriendly to man and to animal; yet from that season have their birth the flower and the fruit, the date, the rose, and the pomegranate.

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.

Adversity is the first path to truth.

Adversity is the first path to truth. He who hath proved war, storm, or woman's rage, whether his winters be eighteen or eighty, hath won the experience which is deemed so weighty.

Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.

Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.

Adversity is, to me at least, a tonic and a bracer.

Adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us.

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.


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