Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.
In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that does not displease us.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.