Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.Abraham Lincoln
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.Arthur Golden
There is no education like adversityBenjamin Disraeli
Adversity is the first path to truth.Lord Byron
Adversity introduces a man to himself.Unknown
Great men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in warSeneca
Adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to usSamuel Johnson
Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.Francis Bacon, Sr.
In adversity remember to keep an even mind.Horace
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.Francis Bacon, Sr.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.Victor Hugo
Adversity makes a man wise, not richRomanian Proverb