Adversity

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Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself
Remember to be calm in adversity
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant
The winter's frost must rend the burr of the nut before the fruit is seen. So adversity tempers the human heart, to discover its real worth
That which does not kill me makes me stronger
In the adversity of our best friends we often find something which does not displease us
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and Adversity is not without comforts and hopes
You learn to know a pilot in a storm
The things hardest to bear are sweetest to remember
The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man... It is more powerful than external circumstances
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