adversity

A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on adversity, fortune, habits, justice, power, prosperity, time, and trust

Cling tooth and nail to the following rule: Not to give in to adversity, never to trust prosperity, and always to take full note of fortune's habit of behaving just as she pleases, treating her as if she were actually going to do everything it is in her power to do. Whatever you have been expecting for some time comes as less of a shock.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Letters from a Stoic

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A Quote by Pat Riley on adversity and attitude

Shoulda, coulda, and woulda won't get it done. In attacking adversity, only a positive attitude, alertness, and regrouping to basics can launch a comeback.

Pat Riley

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A Quote by Aristotle on adversity, education, and prosperity

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

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Zig Ziglar on adversity, needs, order, and success

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.

Zig Ziglar (1926 -)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on adversity, books, good, life, sermons, and ugliness

Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, Act II, scene i.

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on adversity, prosperity, and teachers

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on adversity, mind, possessions, prosperity, and teachers

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by Wandle Mace on adversity, beginning, business, courtship, learning, and society

Now I began to realize what adversity really meant. I felt ashamed to meet anyone. Some of those persons who had courted our society when we were flourishing in business, now that adversity had overtaken us, would pass us by without recognition. I began to learn the hollowness of so-called "society."

Wandle Mace

Source: Wandle Mace Autobiography, typescript, BYU-S, p..3

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A Quote by W. Clement Stone on achievement, adversity, clarity, desires, goals, individuality, learning, mind, problems, time, trouble, and words

All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. the first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is. If you're not clear about this, then write it down, and rewrite it until the words express precisely what you are after. Every disadvantage has an equivalent advantage - if you'll take the trouble to find it. Learn to do that and you'll kick the stuffing out of adversity every time.

W. Clement Stone (1902 -)

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on adversity, men, and prosperity

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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