Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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
Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage in the face of adversity.’ Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live.
Prosperity seems to be scarcely safe, unless it be mixed with a little adversity.hosea ballou
In prosperous times the mercantile classes often realize fortunes, which go far towards securing them against the future; but unfortunately the working classes, though they share in the general prosperity, do not share in it so largely as in the general adversity.thomas malthus
In all adversity, what God takes away He may give us back with increase.edward bouverie pusey
God has come again and again in various Forms, has spoken again and again in different words and different languages the Same One Truth – but how many are there that live up to it? Instead of making Truth the vital breath of his life, man compromises by making over and over again a mechanical religion of it a handy staff to lean on in times of adversity, a soothing balm for his conscience or a tradition to be followed.meher baba
If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.pythagoras
Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity.
Nam in omni adversitate fortunae infelicissimum est genus infortunii, fuisse felicem. In all adversity of fortune, the most wretched kind is once to have been happy. 138Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Seneca thinks the gods are well pleased when they see great men contending with adversity.robert burton
All that happens in the world of Nature or Man, — every war; every peace; every hour of prosperity; every hour of adversity; every election; every death ; every life; every success and every failure, — all change, — all permanence, — the perished leaf; the unutterable glory of stars, — all things speak truth to the thoughtful spirit.rufus choate
In the day of prosperity we have many refuges to resort to; in the day of adversity, only one.
A friend cannot be known in prosperity nor an enemy be hidden in adversity.
Perhaps the most eloquent of the hard virtues is courage, the disposition to encounter adversity head-on and strive to overcome it.ted malloch
And we must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent or omniscient that we are only 6 percent of the world’s population that we cannot impose our will upon the other 94 percent of mankind that we cannot right every wrong or reverse every adversity and that therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem.
In prosperous times the mercantile classes often realize fortunes, which go far towards securing them against the future; but unfortunately the working classes, though they share in the general prosperity, do not share in it so largely as in the general adversity.
In every adversity of fortune, to have been happy is the most unhappy kind of misfortune.
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
The whole duty of man is embraced in the two principles of abstinence and patience: temperance in prosperity, and courage in adversity.
Alternate translation: Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. (translator unknown).
Poverty and adversity is the cause of the soul’s rebellion, revolt, and the gravity of dismay.
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
adversity is something that makes reaching your goals so much more rewarding than if it didn't exist. .lennox lewis
adversity shows whether we have friends, or only the shadows of friends.publilius syrus