Adversity

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Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

George Washington

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Israel was not created in order to disappear — Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.

John F. Kennedy

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What defines someone as a 'man' should not be the clothes they wear or how deep their voice is. It should be the content of his character, his strength in the face of overwhelming adversity, and his ability to still love and help others when the world has turned its back on him.

Karamo Brown

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

Napoleon Hill

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The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!

Joyce Meyer

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Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

Horace

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Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

Aristotle

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There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

Washington Irving

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The story of FDR as U.S. Commander in Chief is a heroic war story of a president who had already overcome great adversity in facing polio but who went on to take the reins of our armed forces in the greatest conflagration in human history — on our behalf.

Nigel Hamilton

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

Albert Schweitzer

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Adversity — quotes and aphorisms

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

Elvis Presley

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Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition — such as lifting weights — we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.

Stephen Covey

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As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

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No difficulty can discourage, no obstacle dismay, no trouble dishearten the man who has acquired the art of being alive. Difficulties are but dares of fate, obstacles but hurdles to try his skill, troubles but bitter tonics to give him strength; and he rises higher and looms greater after each encounter with adversity.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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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.

Walt Disney

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Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.

Og Mandino

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Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.

William Arthur Ward

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When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.

LL Cool J

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We don't develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

Barbara De Angelis

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