We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its grieves and anxieties.
Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet's job. The rest is literature.
I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity.
We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity.
I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
Severity is allowable where gentleness has no effect.
Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
It shows a brave and resolute spirit not to be agitated in exciting circumstances.
Still, it can be more effective to accomplish what you need to accomplish with the minimum effort. Watch Anthony Hopkins. He doesn't appear to be doing anything. He is so still that you can't see him working, but you are drawn into his character through his very stillness.
But they who give straight judgements to strangers and to those of the land and do not transgress what is just, for them the city flourishes and its people prosper.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
I begin by considering an effect.
To know that everything we say and do to this new little human being may have a profound effect on him or her is a daunting obligation.
Effective action is always unjust.