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adversity

Rejoice in adversity even more than in prosperity, for suffering brings forgiveness of sin. - Rabbi Akiva, fully Rebbe Akiva ben Yosef
The lessons of adversity are often the most benignant when they seem the most severe. The depression of vanity sometimes ennobles the feeling. The mind which does not wholly sink under misfortune rises above it more lofty than before, and is strengthened by affliction. - Richard Chenevix, fully Richard Chenevix Trench, Archbishop of Dublin
It is wise even in adversity to listen to reason. - Euripedes
In adversity remember to keep an even mind. - Horace, full name Quintus Horatius Flaccus
In this thing one man is superior to another, that he is better able to bear adversity and prosperity. - Philemon
Prosperity proves [tries] the fortunate, adversity the great. - Pliny the Younger, full name Casus Plinius Caecilius Secundus, born Gaius Caecilius or Gaius Caecilius Cilo
Prosperity begets friends; adversity proves them. - Publius Syrus
To bear adversity with an equal mind is both the sign and glory of a brave spirit. - Francis Quarles
If adversity purifies men, why not nations? -
In prosperity do not rejoice too much and in adversity be not downcast. -
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