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"We must make friends in prosperity if we would have their help in adversity." ~ Aesop's Fables

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Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. ~ Francis Bacon

There will have to be rigid and iron discipline before we achieve anything great and enduring, and that discipline will not come by mere academic argument and appeal to reason and logic. Discipline is learnt in the school of adversity. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety. ~ Jack Nicklaus

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

Gold is tried in fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity. ~ Seneca

There is in every woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fires, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. ~ Washington Irving

There is no education like adversity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. ~ Walt Disney

Adversity not only draws people together but brings forth that beautiful inward friendship, just as the cold winter forms ice-figures on the window panes which the warmth of the sun effaces. ~ Søren Kierkegaard

One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph. ~ Virginia Woolf, A Writer's Diary, 1954

A noble, courageous man is recognizable by the patience he shows in adversity. ~ Pachacutec Inca Yupanqui

Adversity in immunological doses has its uses; more than that crushes. ~ John Updike

Adversity does teach who your real friends are. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold

Adversity makes a man wise, not rich. ~ Romanian Proverb

Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity. ~ Johann von Goethe