Prosperity and Adversity Quotes

25 prosperity and Adversity Quotes:

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity ’til he has tasted adversity.


I’ll say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it, and that’s more than I can say for prosperity.

~ Kin Hubbard

Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.

~Sir Francis Bacon

Remember God in prosperity, and He will remember you in adversity.

~Muhammad Abdullah

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
~Elvis Presley

Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity.

I am the happiest man alive. I have it in me that can convert poverty to riches, adversity to prosperity, and I am more invulnerable than Achilles: Fortune hath not one place to hit me. ~Thomas Browne

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater.
~William Hazlitt

Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.


Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the New.

~Francis Bacon

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.

~Washington Irving

Hope itself is like a star–not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.

~Charles H Spurgeon

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.

~Anne Bradstreet

Prosperity gathers smiles, while adversity scatters them.

~William Scott Downey

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.

~ Billy Graham

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

~Victor Hugo

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.

~Francis Bacon

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

~ Horace

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


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

~William Hazlitt

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.

~ Rose Kennedy

The virtue of prosperity is temperance: The virtue of adversity is fortitude, which in morals is the heroical virtue.

~Francis Bacon

Prosperity tries the fortunate; adversity the great.

~Pliny the Younger

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.

~ John Churton Collins

It is prosperity that gives us friends, adversity that proves them.

~Unknown Author

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