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 George Washington - “True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.”  
 Paul Tsongas - “Seven and half years ago I began my own journey. For me and my family it was a time of adversity. But during that adversity I derived a deeper faith. And born out of that adversity was a commitment to devote myself to those people and to those issues that truly matter to me.”  
 Publilius Syrus - “Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.”  
 Simon Newcomb - “As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.”  
 Allen Klein - “I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.”  
 Napolean Hill - “Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or greater Benefit.”  
 John Hawley - “I desire an special interest in your prayers that my faith fail not in the day of adversity.”  
 Scott Hamilton - “Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.”  
 Scott Hamilton - “Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.”  
 Lesley Gore - “And I thought, you know, a little gender confusion makes a better person. A little adversity in life at an early age. It's character building.”  
 Shelby Foote - “I think that everything you do helps you to write if you're a writer. Adversity and success both contribute largely to making you what you are. If you don't experience either one of those, you're being deprived of something.”  
 Brett Favre - “Initially, I know that I handled it worse than she did and I think partly because I've always been... every bit of adversity I've faced up until the last year and a half is adversity I brought upon myself - or the opposing teams have given me.”  
 Brett Favre - “I consider adversity being good sometimes you know.”  
 John F. Kennedy - “Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.”  
 Rita Dove - “Under adversity, under oppression, the words begin to fail, the easy words begin to fail. In order to convey things accurately, the human being is almost forced to find the most precise words possible, which is a precondition for literature.”  
 Benjamin Disraeli - “There is no education like adversity.”  
 Paula Cole - “I'm used to adversity and working really well in difficult situations. It was hard for me to accept the success.”  
 Tom Cochrane - “Very often out of adversity that's when the best work comes.”  
 Silvia Cartwright - “Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in the face of awful adversity. Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.”  
 James Broughton - “Adversity is a stimulus.”  
 Abu Bakr - “Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.”  
 Walter Annenberg - “Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable that this testing continues during life.”  
 Greg Evans - “Notice the painful lashes upon your shoulders, done so solely by the crop attached to your belt.”  
 Ralph Waldo Emerson - “There are people who have an appetite for grief pleasure is not strong enough and they crave pain. They have mithridatic stomachs which must be fed on poisoned bread, natures so doomed that no prosperity can sooth their ragged and dishevelled desolation.”  
 H. Jackson Brown - “If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.”  

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