It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, so he be man of merit.
Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes
Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we storm heaven itself in our folly.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
In adversity, remember to keep an even mind.
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
The more a man denies himself, the more shall he obtain from God.