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I was lucky I wasn't a better boxer, or that's what I'd be now - a punchy ex-pug.

I would never have amounted to anything were it not for adversity. I was forced to come up the hard way.

I'm very grateful that I was too poor to get to art school until I was 21. ... I was old enough when I got there to know how to get something out of it.

I've had an unhappy life, thank God.

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

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

If you are going through hell, keep going.

If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.

If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.

If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.

In my youth, poverty enriched me, but now I can afford wealth.

In order to change, we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.

In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that does not displease us.

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.

In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

In this wild world, the fondest and the best are the most tried, most troubled, and distrest.

In victory even the cowardly like to boast, while in adverse times even the brave are discredited.

Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?

It is from the level of calamities ... that we learn impressive and useful lessons.


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