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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Adversity
 
Adversity borrows its sharpest stings from our impatience.  Bishop Horne.  1
Adversity flattereth no man.  2
Adversity has no friends.  Tacitus.  3
Adversity is easier borne than prosperity forgot.  4
Adversity is not without comfort and hopes.  Bacon.  5
Adversity is the parent of virtue.  Plutarch.  6
Adversity is the true scale to weigh friends in.  7
Adversity makes men, prosperity monsters.  French.  8
Adversity makes wise though not rich.  9
Adversity may suspend our fondness for life but a single glance from prosperity recalls it.  10
Adversity often leads to prosperity.  11
Adversity reminds men of religion.  Livy.  12
Adversity, sage useful guest, severe instructor but the best.  Somerville.  13
Adversity successfully overcome is the highest glory.  14
Adversity’s sweet milk philosophy.  Shakespeare.  15
Adversity tries virtue.  Arabian.  16
Adversity willingly undergone is the highest glory.  17
Adversity will not last forever.  18
He that was never acquainted with adversity has seen the world but one side and is ignorant of half the scenes of nature.  Seneca.  19
He who does not tire tires adversity.  French.  20
He who swells in prosperity will shrink in adversity.  21
In prosperity caution, in adversity patience.  Portuguese.  22
It is more difficult for a man to behave well in prosperity than adversity.  Rochefoucauld.  23
Many can bear adversity but few contempt.  24
Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which like the toad ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.  Shakespeare.
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There is no education like adversity.  Benjamin Disraeli.  26
 
 
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