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Letter "A" » Adversity
«Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.»
«Adversity and loss make a man wise»
«Adversity is a severe instructor, set over us by one who knows us better than we do ourselves, as he loves us better too. He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This conflict with difficu»
Author: Edmund Burke
«Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.»
«Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.»
«Adversity, if a man is set down to it by degrees, is more supportable with equanimity by most people than any great prosperity arrived at in a single lifetime»
«Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.»
«Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.»
«Adversity is, to me at least, a tonic and a bracer.»
«Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy»