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Quotes about Adversity and Friendship
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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

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True friendship is a plant of slow growth,
and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

Friendship that flows from the heart
cannot be frozen by adversity,
as the water that flows from the spring
cannot congeal in winter.
- James Fenimore Cooper

Life is truly known only to those who suffer,
lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin

 

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched
the world as much as adversity has.
- Billy Graham

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

Our mettle is tested by storms,
not by calm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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God sometimes does try to the uttermost
those whom he wishes to bless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Today, when the winds of adversity blow strong,
redirect their force into the
service of your highest intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Adversity can crush our spirit -
or strengthen it - it is our choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

Protect your vision.
Prevail over adversity.
Persevere in the midst of turmoil.
Passionately act upon your convictions.
Purposely walk into the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be open to the goodness of life -
even in the midst of apparent adversity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
- Rose Kennedy

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

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile,
and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
- Lou Holtz

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes;
adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
- Francis Bacon

The good things of prosperity are to be wished;
but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy,
and more although abounding in wealth,
who are wretched.
- Tacitus

There is no better than adversity.
Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss,
contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve
your performance the next time.
- Malcolm X

A prosperous state makes a secure Christian,
but adversity makes him Consider.
- Anne Bradstreet

Adversity leads us to think properly of our state,
and so is most beneficial to us.
- Samuel Johnson

I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity,
but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.
- Allen Klein

Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy;
many,
amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
- Tacitus

Adversity is the first path to truth.
- Lord Byron

Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable
that this testing continues during life.
- Walter Annenberg

Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
- Henry Fielding

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Adversity is the trial of principle.
Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
- Henry Fielding

I consider adversity being good sometimes you know.
- Brett Favre

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
- Thomas Carlyle

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
- Boethius

Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity;
but strong and deep ones have two high tides.
- David Hare

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament;
adversity is the blessing of the New.
- Francis Bacon

He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.
- Ben Jonson

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe
training has on the pugilist:
it reduces him to his fighting weight.
- Josh Billings

Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity,
controls youth, and delights old age.
- Lactantius

Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache,
carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or greater Benefit.
- Napolean Hill

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.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

There is no education like adversity.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which
a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
- Samuel Johnson

Whatever changes the new era brings,
whatever new pathways we take,
I am sure that our special relationship with America -
forged in adversity,
will not change.
- Mary McAleese

The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity,
as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself,
being especially free of admirers then.
- John Wooden

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
- Publilius Syrus

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty,
a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity,
and a wife in misfortune.
- Chanakya

Remember the great adversity of art or anything else is a hurried life.
- Robert James Waller

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity 'til he has tasted adversity.
- Sa'Di

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
- Horace

Constant success shows us but one side of the world;
adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
- Charles Caleb Colton

He who does not tire, tires adversity.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man...
It is more powerful than external circumstances.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

In the adversity of our best friends we often find
something that does not displease us.
- Brigham Young

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.
- King Solomon

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
- Horace

I'll say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it,
and that's more than I can say for prosperity.
- Kin Hubbard

Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in
the face of awful adversity.
Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.
- Silvia Cartwright

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.
- Rosalind Russell

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity
or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.
- C. S. Lewis

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
- Zig Ziglar

Very often out of adversity that's when the best work comes.
- Tom Cochrane

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
- Abu Bakr

Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess
an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward.
- Wilma Mankiller

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood
of life to crimson splendor.
Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
- Horace

I think really what I'm saying is that I thrive on adversity.
- Richard Marx

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents,
which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
- Horace

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo
and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is
entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington


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