"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."
by:
Anne Bradstreet
(1612-1672) poet, American colonist
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Reflects the spirit of not only Ms Bradstreet but the Plymouth colonists.
 -- dragonswizardz     
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    A lot to be said for the sentiment. I don't have to stick my finger in a light socket to enjoy a censorial existence that is not quite so shocking; while, opposition is usually a great teacher.

     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Adversity is the spice of experience, and with this experience greater joy to prosperity. 
     -- Ronw13, ID     
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     -- Mary, MI      
     -- jim k, Austin      
     
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