Adversity: (misfortune...misery...hardship...obstacle )

... the greatest part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. --- Martha Washington 1731

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes from society. --- Daniel Webster

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. --- Ben Jonson 1573

I do want to say a few things to the graduates ... I ask you to give to your children a better world than we gave to you. I ask you to temper your striving for material success, for the glitter of things, with the drive to overcome the injustice and misery that still stalk our nation and our planet ... Be steadfast, be stronge, be of good cheer. --- Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.

Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. --- Charles Dickens 1812

Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity. --- Socrates 469BC

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go. --- Martha Washington 1731

The stars are constanly shining, but often we do not see them until the dark hours. --- Anon xxxx

There can be no very black misery to him who lives in the midst of Nature and has his senses still. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

What does not destroy me makes me strong. --- Friedrich Nietzche 1844

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