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Elizabeth Hardwick Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Elizabeth Hardwick

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Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes
us pay dearly for its instruction;
and often the profit we derive,
is not worth the price we paid.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

I am alone here in New York, no longer a we.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable,
without making it also ridiculous.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

Books give not wisdom where none was before.
But where some is, there reading makes it more.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

 

The language of the younger generation has the brutality
of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand,
not to come.
It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent
probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

The fifties - they seem to have taken place on a sunny
afternoon that asked nothing of you except a drifting
belief in the moment and its power to satisfy.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet PHOTO

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Comfort and prosperity have never enriched
the world as much as adversity has.
- Billy Graham

Life is truly known only to those who suffer,
lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

Adversity can crush our spirit -
or strengthen it - it is our choice.
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In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

Today, when the winds of adversity blow strong,
redirect their force into the
service of your highest intention.
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Our mettle is tested by storms,
not by calm.
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Protect your vision.
Prevail over adversity.
Persevere in the midst of turmoil.
Passionately act upon your convictions.
Purposely walk into the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

True friendship is a plant of slow growth,
and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

Friendship that flows from the heart
cannot be frozen by adversity,
as the water that flows from the spring
cannot congeal in winter.
- James Fenimore Cooper

Be open to the goodness of life -
even in the midst of apparent adversity.
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God sometimes does try to the uttermost
those whom he wishes to bless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward

Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity,
controls youth, and delights old age.
- Lactantius

You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.
- Golda Meir

Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache,
carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or greater Benefit.
- Napolean Hill

Whatever changes the new era brings,
whatever new pathways we take,
I am sure that our special relationship with America -
forged in adversity,
will not change.
- Mary McAleese

Adversity is the first path to truth.
- Lord Byron

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
- King Solomon

I'll say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it,
and that's more than I can say for prosperity.
- Kin Hubbard

Adversity is a stimulus.
- James Broughton

Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you.
They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.
- Scott Hamilton

Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity;
nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
- Plutarch

I'm used to adversity and working really well in difficult situations.
It was hard for me to accept the success.
- Paula Cole

Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world.
It means resilience in the face of adversity.
It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.
- Brad Henry

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration,
and all the fair examples of renown,
out of distress and misery are grown.
- Samuel Daniel

I think really what I'm saying is that I thrive on adversity.
- Richard Marx

Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
- Henry Fielding

Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
- Abu Bakr

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only
balance to weigh friends.
- Plutarch

Adversity leads us to think properly of our state,
and so is most beneficial to us.
- Samuel Johnson

I have definitely gone through my ups and downs and
faced my adversity and my nay-sayers,
but managed to do all right.
It is a pretty classic tale.
- Steve Nash

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
- Zig Ziglar

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
- Horace

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
- Aristotle

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo
and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is
entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in
the furnace of adversity.
- George Santayana

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
- Publilius Syrus

There is no better than adversity.
Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss,
contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve
your performance the next time.
- Malcolm X

He who does not tire, tires adversity.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.
- Rosalind Russell

Fire is the test of gold; adversity,
of strong men.
- Martha Graham

Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish in
skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.
- Scott Hamilton

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
- Og Mandino

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
- Rose Kennedy

I consider adversity being good sometimes you know.
- Brett Favre

The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity,
as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents,
which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
- Horace

I desire an special interest in your prayers that my
faith fail not in the day of adversity.
- John Hawley

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile,
and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
- Lou Holtz

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity.
But we now face a task for which we have little experience,
the task of surviving prosperity.
- Alan Gregg

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man
struggling against adversity.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
- Thomas Carlyle

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe
training has on the pugilist:
it reduces him to his fighting weight.
- Josh Billings

A prosperous state makes a secure Christian,
but adversity makes him Consider.
- Anne Bradstreet

Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess
an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward.
- Wilma Mankiller

Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy;
many,
amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
- Tacitus

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
- Boethius

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes;
adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
- Francis Bacon

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
- William Hazlitt

Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity.
- Periander


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