Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
There is no education like adversity.
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
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.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Adversity is like a strong wind. I don't mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are.
Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Sweet are the uses of adversity
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.