One of the advantages of having lived a long time is that you can often remember when you had it worse. I am grateful to have lived long enough to have known some of the blessings of adversity.
No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.
Adversity makes men,and prosperity makes monsters.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.