As a rule, adversity reveals genius and prosperity hides it.
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- Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
- Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
- A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
- The one who prosperity takes too much delight in will be the most shocked by reverses.
- Live as brave men and face adversity with stout hearts.
- You must often make erasures if you mean to write what is worthy of being read a second time; and don’t labor for the admiration of the crowd, but be content with a few choice readers.