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The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.

Author: Seneca (4 B.C. 65 A.D.)

Profession: Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher

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

Author: Seneca (4 B.C. 65 A.D.)

Profession: Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.

Author: Seneca (4 B.C. 65 A.D.)

Profession: Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher

No untroubled day has ever dawned for me.

Author: Seneca (4 B.C. 65 A.D.)

Profession: Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.

Author: Seneca (4 B.C. 65 A.D.)

Profession: Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher

Things were bad but now they are OK.

Author: Harold J. Seymour

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One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.

Author: Merle Shain

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Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Through tattered clothes, small vices do appear. Robes and furred gowns hide all.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

If you want to win anything -- a race, your self, your life -- you have to go a little berserk.

Author: George Sheehan

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For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.

Author: Sirach

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The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.

Author: Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)

Profession: Scottish Author

Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake.

Author: Sting (1951)

Profession: British-born American Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Actor

Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!

Author: Swahili Warrior Song

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Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.

Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117 AD)

Profession: Roman Historian