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Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

Tags: Education, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.

Tags: Devil, Weather  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.

Tags: Men, Wise  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

Tags: Sweet, Ugly  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

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

Tags: Fear, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.

Tags: Blessing, Old  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.

Tags: Against, Good  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

Adversity is the first path to truth.

Tags: Path, Truth  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.

Tags: Diamond, Heaven  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.

Tags: Friend, Wife  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.

Tags: Fear, Greatest  ✍ Author: Clifton Daniel

There is no education like adversity.

Tags: Education  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

I'm a dogged person. I respond to adversity with a steely resistance.

Tags: Resistance, Respond  ✍ Author: Jennifer Egan

Initially, I know that I handled it worse than she did and I think partly because I've always been... every bit of adversity I've faced up until the last year and a half is adversity I brought upon myself - or the opposing teams have given me.

Tags: Last, She  ✍ Author: Brett Favre

I consider adversity being good sometimes, you know.

Tags: Good, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Brett Favre

I don't think we live in those times when great art comes out of great adversity.

Tags: Art, Great  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.

Tags: Fresh, Means  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.

Tags: Comfort, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Billy Graham

Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.

Tags: Give, Value  ✍ Author: Scott Hamilton

Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.

Tags: Able, Life  ✍ Author: Scott Hamilton

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.

Tags: Great, Teacher  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.

Tags: Failure, Heartache  ✍ Author: Napoleon Hill
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Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.

Tags: Done, Someone  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

Tags: Genius, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.

Tags: Mind, Remember  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

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

Tags: Effect, Talents  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

Tags: Makes, Men  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.

Tags: Strength, Strong  ✍ Author: LL Cool J

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.

Tags: Himself, State  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

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

Tags: Properly, State  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.

Tags: Great, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Rose Kennedy

Adversity has a way of introducing a man to himself.

Tags: Himself  ✍ Author: Shia LaBeouf

Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age.

Tags: Age, Old  ✍ Author: Christian Lacroix

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.

Tags: Defeat, Time  ✍ Author: Malcolm X

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.

Tags: Triumph, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Og Mandino

I have definitely gone through my ups and downs and faced my adversity and my nay-sayers, but managed to do all right. It is a pretty classic tale.

Tags: Gone, Pretty  ✍ Author: Steve Nash

As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.

Tags: Away, Self  ✍ Author: Simon Newcomb

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.

Tags: Life, Lose  ✍ Author: Anais Nin

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.

Tags: Knows, Strength  ✍ Author: Cesare Pavese

Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.

Tags: Harder, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

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

Tags: Balance, Friends  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

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

Tags: Hard, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Elvis Presley

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.

Tags: Bitter, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity 'til he has tasted adversity.

Tags: Insensible, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Portia Simpson-Miller

For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.

Tags: Fire, Men  ✍ Author: George Santayana

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.

Tags: Obstacles, Strength  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.

Tags: Become, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.

Tags: Against, Great  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.

Tags: Good, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.

Tags: Against, Happy  ✍ Author: Jorma Taccone

Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.

Tags: Great, Happy  ✍ Author: Jorma Taccone

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.

Tags: Men, Sports  ✍ Author: Tom Ward

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

Tags: Friendship, Growth  ✍ Author: George Washington

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.

Tags: Friendship, True  ✍ Author: George Washington

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

Tags: Free, State  ✍ Author: John Wooden

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

Tags: Best, Friends  ✍ Author: Brigham Young

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.

Tags: Sometimes, Successful  ✍ Author: Zig Ziglar

Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable that this testing continues during life.

Tags: Life, Time  ✍ Author: Walter Annenberg

I work best when there is adversity: I seem to get calmer the more the fur is flying.

Tags: Best, Work  ✍ Author: Andrea Arnold

I am a quiet man who grows through adversity.

Tags: Grows, Quiet  ✍ Author: Jose Maria Aznar

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

Tags: Him, Training  ✍ Author: Josh Billings

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.

Tags: Happy, Worst  ✍ Author: Herman Boerhaave

A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.

Tags: Christian, Him  ✍ Author: Terry Bradshaw

Adversity is a stimulus.

Tags: Stimulus  ✍ Author: James Broughton

Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in the face of awful adversity. Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.

Tags: God, Humanity  ✍ Author: Silvia Cartwright

Very often out of adversity that's when the best work comes.

Tags: Best, Work  ✍ Author: Tom Cochrane

In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.

Tags: Time, Win  ✍ Author: Toni Collette

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.

Tags: Friends, Prosperity  ✍ Author: John Churton Collins

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.

Tags: Friendship, Holy  ✍ Author: Jessi Colter

The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.

Tags: Flame, United  ✍ Author: Jessi Colter

Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.

Tags: Picture, Success  ✍ Author: Jessi Colter

Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one's journey is easy. It's how they handle it that makes people unique.

Tags: Everyone, Life  ✍ Author: Kevin Conroy

I want to be a role model and I want to show kids that you can be strong and overcome adversity.

Tags: Kids, Strong  ✍ Author: Paula Creamer

You know, you have to have some inner philosophy to deal with adversity.

Tags: Deal, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Kirk Douglas

Under adversity, under oppression, the words begin to fail, the easy words begin to fail. In order to convey things accurately, the human being is almost forced to find the most precise words possible, which is a precondition for literature.

Tags: Human, Words  ✍ Author: Rita Dove

Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.

Tags: Honest, Whether  ✍ Author: Henry Fielding

He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the later.

Tags: Mind, Soul  ✍ Author: Henry Fielding

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

Tags: Honest, Whether  ✍ Author: Henry Fielding

I think that everything you do helps you to write if you're a writer. Adversity and success both contribute largely to making you what you are. If you don't experience either one of those, you're being deprived of something.

Tags: Experience, Success  ✍ Author: Shelby Foote

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.

Tags: Cannot, Strong  ✍ Author: Jeff Goldblum

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity.

Tags: Experience, Human  ✍ Author: Germaine Greer

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.

Tags: Great, Teacher  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Hardwick

Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides.

Tags: Deep, Strong  ✍ Author: David Hare

I desire an special interest in your prayers that my faith fail not in the day of adversity.

Tags: Faith, Special  ✍ Author: Howard Hawks

Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world. It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.

Tags: Compassion, Strength  ✍ Author: Brad Henry

Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or greater Benefit.

Tags: Failure, Heartache  ✍ Author: Napolean Hill

I'll say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it, and that's more than I can say for prosperity.

Tags: Able, Stand  ✍ Author: Kin Hubbard

In so many things, growth comes from adversity.

Tags: Growth  ✍ Author: Michael Huffington

He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.

Tags: Knows, Strength  ✍ Author: William Samuel Johnson

He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.

Tags: Knows, Strength  ✍ Author: Ben Jonson

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.

Tags: Keep, Three  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.

Tags: Defeat, Laugh  ✍ Author: Allen Klein

Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward.

Tags: Forward, Moving  ✍ Author: Wilma Mankiller

I think really what I'm saying is that I thrive on adversity.

Tags: Saying, Thrive  ✍ Author: Richard Marx

If you ask me why I've succeeded, it's because I was in the Royal Marines. You have this unbelievable sense of achievement and of overcoming adversity. That's the confidence it breeds.

Tags: Confidence, Why  ✍ Author: Brian McDermott

You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.

Tags: Partner, Sparring  ✍ Author: Golda Meir

The overcoming of adversity and, ultimately, denying it the rite of passage, has been a constant and perpetual motive throughout my life.

Tags: Life, Overcoming  ✍ Author: Heather Mills

Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity.

Tags: Moderate, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Tony Perez

Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity. Prosperity is what is doing us in.

Tags: Able, Prosperity  ✍ Author: James Reston

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.

Tags: Prosperity, Until  ✍ Author: Rosalind Russell
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