Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.
In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
Remember the great adversity of art or anything else is a hurried life.
Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity
Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.
Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
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.
Prosperity tries the fortunate: adversity the great
A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity till he has tasted adversity
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
Live as brave men and face adversity with stout hearts.
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 lifetime
There is no education like adversity.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater.
You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.
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