Adversity, if a man is set down to it by degrees, is more supportable with equanimity by most people than any great prosperity arrived at in a single lifetimeSamuel Butler
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 laterHenry Fielding
Prosperity tries the fortunate: adversity the greatRose F. Kennedy
We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.Seneca
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.Plutarch
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.Victor Hugo
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.Francis Bacon, Sr.
Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.Francis Bacon, Sr.
Youth is the trustee of prosperity.Benjamin Disraeli
I loathe a friend whose gratitude grows old, a friend who takes his friend's prosperity but will not voyage with him in his griefEuripides
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.Joseph Addison
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.Aristotle
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopesFrancis Bacon, Sr.
Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.Billy Graham
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.Alan Gregg
In time of prosperity friends will be plenty; In time of adversity not one in twentyEnglish Proverb
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.Washington Irving
Our earnest prayer is that God will graciously vouchsafe prosperity, happiness, and peace to all our neighbors, and like blessings to all the peoples and powers of the earthWilliam McKinley
Much effort, much prosperity.Euripides
It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.Burke, Edmund
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.Anne Bradstreet