You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. - Walt Schmidt

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. - Charlotte Bronte

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant. - Horace

Adversity is the stuff that shows whether you are what you thought you were. - American Proverb

There is no education like adversity. - Walt Disney

Adversity is the touchstone of friendship. - French Proverb

I would never have amounted to anything were it not for adversity. I was forced to come up the hard way. - J. C. Penney

One learns more from adversity than when times are easy. - David Rockefeller

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

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. - Ben Jonson

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. - John Churton Collins

We think adversity itself is darkness, but the reality of the darkness is that it can serve to illuminate the light. Without pain there is no pleasure, without valleys there are no mountain tops and without struggle there is no sense of achievement. - Max Cleland

There will always be some curve ball in your life. Teach your children to thrive in that adversity. - Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. - William Arthur Ward

Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue. - Francis Bacon

Adversity is the stuff that shows whether you are what you thought you were. - American Proverb

I will say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it, and that is more than I can say for prosperity. - Kin Hubbard

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends. - Plutarch

Everyone has some adversity. Everybody has a battle in their lives, and some are more traumatic or obvious than others. You don't necessarily have to win. You have to endure. - Nancy Grace

Adversity introduces a man to himself. - Anonymous