Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117) Roman historian.
To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.
Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss political philosopher and essayist.
There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome --to be got over.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
Plutarch (46-120) Greek essayist, and biographer.
The reward of suffering is experience.
Aeschylus (BC 525-BC 456) Greek dramatist.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) American author.
God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
Saint Augustine (354-430) Theologian.
One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.