True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
One time or another we all face adversity's chilling wind. One man flees from it, and like an unresisting kite falls to the ground. Another yields no retreating inch, and the wind that would destroy him lifts him as readily to the heights. We are not measured by the trials we meet, only by those we overcome.
There is no education like adversity.
One of the greatest gifts my father gave me - unintentionally - was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a rollercoaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
BACK, n. That part of your friend which it is your privilege to contemplate in your adversity
I desire an special interest in your prayers that my faith fail not in the day of adversity.