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
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
A friend cannot be known in prosperity nor an enemy be hidden in adversity.
A friend is best found in adversity.
When a sailor overcomes crushing adversity, there’s a massive sense of accomplishment.abby sunderland
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.
Of all the uses of adversity which are sweet, none are sweeter than those which grow out of disappointed love…
Sail forth into the sea of life, O gentle, loving, trusting wife, And safe from all adversity Upon the bosom of that sea Thy comings and thy goings be! For gentleness and love and trust Prevail o'er angry wave and gust; And in the wreck of noble lives Something immortal still survives.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The whole duty of man is embraced in the two principles of abstinence and patience: temperance in prosperity, and courage in adversity.
We discern across the centuries a commanding and versatile intelligence , wielding with equal force the sword of war and of justice ; using in defence arms and policy; cherishing religion , learning , and art in the midst of adversity and danger; welding together a nation, and seeking always across the feuds and hatreds of the age a peace which would smile upon the land.
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 shows whether we have friends, or only the shadows of friends.publilius syrus
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.Francis Bacon