"There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat."
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"Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with."
"You may live in an imperfect world but the frontiers are not closed and the doors are not all shut."
"Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity."
"You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home."
"Only entropy comes easy."
"A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind."
"What doesn't kill us makes us stronger."
"The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire."
"They sicken at the calm that know the storm."
"Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great."
"Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends."
"Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly."
"A stumble may prevent a fall."
"A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner."
"Not everything which is bad comes to hurt us."
"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."
"Stumbling is not falling."
"Any port in a storm."
"Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him."
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