A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on adversity and truth

...And these vicissitudes come best in youth;
For when they happen at a riper age,
People are apt to blame the Fates, forsooth,
And wonder Providence is not more sage.
Adversity is the first path to truth:
He who hath proved war, storm, or woman's rage,
Whether his winters be eighteen or eighty,
Has won experience which is deem'd so weighty.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Don Juan (canto XII, st. 50)

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