51 Quotes Regarding Adversity


Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
Horace

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

Adversity borrows its sharpest sting from our impatience.
Bishop Horne

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

Prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue.
Francis Bacon

No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.
Victor Hugo

Adversity makes men,and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Hugo

As riches and favor forsake a man, we discover him to be a fool, but nobody could find it out in his prosperity.
Jean La Bruyere

In great straits and when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest.
Titus Livius

The nearer the dawn the darker the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.
James Russell Lowell

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.
Harriet Ward Beecher

Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortun
Aesop

The drowning man is not troubled by ra
Persian Proverb

With man, most of his misfortunes are occasioned by man.
Pliny the Elder

Do you think that you shall enter the Garden of Bliss without such trials as came to those who passed before you?
Quran

To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to kn
Jean J. Rousseau

The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
Sir Walter Scott

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
Seneca

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

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