No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.
What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful.
Great men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
Adversity Makes Strange Bedfellows.
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
The good things which belong to prosperity are to be wished, but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.
Adversity doesnt build character, it reveals it.
Adversity makes men remember God.
Sweet are the uses of adversity; Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head… (As You Like It)
A dose of adversity is often as needful as a dose of medicine.