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I didn't care what, how much adversity life threw at me. I intended to get to the top.
It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power
Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters
One month in the school of affliction will teach thee more than the great precepts of Aristotle in seven years; for thou canst never judge rightly of human affairs, unless thou hast first felt the blows, and found out the deceits of fortune
Adversity is the first path to truth
By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean
Genuine, morality is preserved only in the school of adversity, and a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quicksand to virtue
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."