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Adversity
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Failure is success if we learn from it.

- Forbes, Malcolm S.
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Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

- Sir Francis Bacon
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A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, and excite the invention, prudence, skill and fortitude or the voyager. The martyrs of ancient times, in bracing their minds to outward calamities, acquired a loftiness of purpose and a moral heroism worth a lifetime of softness and security.

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A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.

- Horace
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A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry; But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain.

- William Shakespeare
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By courage I repel adversity. (Adversa Virtute Repello)

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Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep; thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being; and only suffering teaches

- Weil, Simone
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Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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You will never truly know yourself or the strength of your relationships until both have been tested by adversity.

- J.K. Rowling
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I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.

- Adams, Bryan
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That which causes us trials shall yield us triumph: and that which make our hearts ache shall fill us with gladness. The only true happiness is to learn, to advance, and to improve: which could not happen unless we had commence with error, ignorance, and imperfection. We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light.

- Pike, Albert
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The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.

- Weltman, Phil
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Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake.

- Sting
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People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.

- Dune, Frank Herbert
15.

By trying, we can endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.

- Mark Twain
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Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.

- William Shakespeare
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He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatest of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter.

- Fielding, Henry
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Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

- Victor Marie Hugo
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He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter.

- Henry Fielding
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I would never have amounted to anything were it not for adversity. I was forced to come up the hard way.

- Penney, J. C. (James Cash)


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