There is in every true 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.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
There is no education like adversity.
Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.