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One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can
overcome adversity.
Albert Schweitzer

Adversity is easier borne than prosperity forgot.
English proverb

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity, and stumble from defeat
to defeat.
Anais Nin

Look upon adversity as opportunity in disguise.
Chinese proverb

Adversity will do something to you or for you.
Napoleon Hill

Character is built by adversity, but strong character is not the inevitable result of adversity.
It all depends on how we choose to respond to the circumstances of life. Setbacks and
struggles can shape us into something exceptional or something entirely unremarkable. It's
how we respond to the difficulty and what we learn from it that upgrades our character.
Tommy Newberry

Adversity and loss make a man wise.
Welsh proverb

Adversity doesn't build character; it reveals it.
Tim Ferriss

Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being
especially free of admirers then.
John Wooden

Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
Aesop

Don't be afraid of a little opposition. Remember that the kite of success generally rises
against the wind of adversity - not with it.
Napoleon Hill

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its
own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time.
Malcolm X

Prosperity glitters and adversity shrivels.
Arabic proverb

The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
Walt Disney

Friendships that are won by awards, and not by greatness and nobility of soul, although
deserved, yet are not real, and cannot be depended upon in time of adversity.
Niccolo Machiavelli

There is no education like adversity.
Benjamin Disraeli

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
Seneca

Nonviolent action, born of the awareness of suffering and nurtured by love, is the most
effective way to confront adversity.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Adversity brings knowledge, and knowledge wisdom.
Welsh proverb

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater
benefit.
Napoleon Hill

Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.
Aristotle

As the valley gives height to the mountain, so can sorrow give meaning to pleasure; as the
well is the source of the fountain, deep adversity can be a treasure.
William Arthur Ward

Search for the seed of good in every adversity. Master that principle and you will own a
precious shield that will guard you well through all the darkest valleys you must traverse.
Og Mandino

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