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We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can fall together.
If you want to win anything -- a race, your self, your life -- you have to go a little berserk.
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
A stumble may prevent a fall.
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. Stars may be seen from the bottom of a deep well, when they cannot be discerned from the mountaintop. So will you learn things in adversity that you would never have discovered without trouble. There is always a seed of good. Find it and prosper.
God left the world unfinished for man to work his skill upon. He left the electricity still in the cloud, the oil still in the earth. How often we look upon God as our last and feeblest resource! We go to Him because we have nowhere else to go. And then we learn that the storms of life have driven us, not upon the rocks, but into the desired haven.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatest of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter.
We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
It is easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows by like a song. But the man worth while is the one who can smile, when everything goes dead wrong. For the test of the heart is troubled, And it always comes with the years. And the smiles that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.
No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.
He who knows the darkness shall learn to live in the light.
Nothing bad ever happens without equal or growth
There are times in everyone's life when something constructive is born out of adversity... when things seem so bad that you've got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it.
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.
That which causes us trials shall yield us triumph: and that which make our hearts ache shall fill us with gladness. The only true happiness is to learn, to advance, and to improve: which could not happen unless we had commence with error, ignorance, and imperfection. We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light.
The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.
If you can keep your head about you when all about you are losing theirs, its just possible you haven't grasped the situation.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.
If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater the effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders -- what would you tell him to do? I don't know. What could he do? What would you tell him? To shrug.
It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
When walking through the valley of shadows, remember, a shadow is cast by a Light.
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation.
Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records.
I didn't know I'd have to be torn down before I could be built up.
Adversity is a fact of life. It can't be controlled. What we can control is how we react to it.
If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?
The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.
Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.
Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.