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“Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.”
“Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.”
“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Adversity breaks the inferior man's will but only bends the superior man's spirit. Outward influence is denied the great man, who accordingly uses words sparingly but retains his central position.”
“The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.”
“Adversity is the foundation of virtue”
“Beware of the friend who was once your foe.”
“Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.”
Francis Bacon Sr.
“By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.”
“He is the most wretched of men who has never felt adversity.”
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