The test of friendship is assistance in adversity – and that, too, unconditional assistance. Cooperation which needs consideration is a commercial contract, and not friendship. Conditional cooperation is like adulterated cement which does not bind.

In time of prosperity friends will be plenty. In times of adversity not one among twenty.

One must taste adversity in order to relish prosperity.

Important rules to watch in living. Keep life simple. Avoid watching for the knock in your motor. Learn to like work. Have a good hobby. Learn to be satisfied. Like people, say cheerful pleasant things. Turn the defeat of adversity into victory. Met your problems with decision. Make the present moment a success. Always be planning something. Say “nuts” to irritations.

Prosperity does not exalt the wise man, nor does adversity cast him down.

In times of prosperity the church administers; in times of adversity the church shepherds.

If everything is coming your way, you are probably in the wrong lane. Adversity and defeat are more conducive to spiritual growth than prosperity and victory.

There are not so many lessons in glad times. Adversity is by far the better teacher. Adversity will be a part of almost all our lives. So it is not in escaping adversity, but in answering it, that our character is defined.

Adversity is our dear friend. It is the driving force that pushes us out of our comfortable nest and forces us to learn to fly on our own. We can really welcome adversity as a gift. Without it our growth is very slow.

Adversity is our dear friend. It is the driving force that pushes us out of our comfortable nest and forces us to learn to fly on our own. We can really welcome adversity as a gift. Without it our growth is very slow.

Adversity is our dear friend. It is the driving force that pushes us out of our comfortable nest and forces us to learn to fly on our own. We can really welcome adversity as a gift. Without it our growth is very slow.

Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them.

In prosperity a friend is not known, and in adversity an enemy is not hidden. When a man is in prosperity even an enemy is friendly, but in his adversity even a friend withdraweth.

In prosperity friends do not leave you unless desired, whereas in adversity they stay away of their own accord.

The Virtue of Prosperity is Temperance; the Virtue of Adversity is Fortitude: which in Morals is the more Heroical Virtue.

Prosperity is not without fears and distaste; and adversity is not without comforts and hope.

To speak in a mean, the virtue of prosperity is temperance, the virtue of adversity is fortitude, which in morals is the more heroic virtue.

Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

Misfortunes are, in morals, what bitters are in medicine: each is at first disagreeable; but as the bitters act as corrobarants to the stomach, so adversity chastens and ameliorates the disposition.