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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Adversity
 
  The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, and excite the invention, prudence, skill and fortitude of the voyager.
            —Captain Marryatt
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  Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
            —William Shakespeare
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