Famous Quotations

This collection of popular sayings and quotations is compiled to not only improve your English but also the inspiring words of wisdom can make a positive impact on you.
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My fiction is almost always inspired by a character's need or desire to rise above him- or herself. No one is perfect and some of us have much adversity in our lives; it is those people who struggle to rise above their nature or background that I find the most interesting and heroic.
— Robert Crais
Topic: Adversity

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

Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
— Charles Caleb Colton
Topic: Adversity

Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
— Abu Bakr
Topic: Adversity

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
— Jean
Topic: Adversity

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
— Horace
Topic: Adversity

For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
— George Santayana
Topic: Adversity

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

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

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
— Herm Albright
Topic: Attitude

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