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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Affliction
 
Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue.  1
Affliction like the iron-smith shapes as it smites.  2
Afflictions are the best blessings in disguise.  3
Afflictions are the good man’s shining time.  Emmons.  4
Afflictions are the good man’s treasure.  Dodd.  5
Affliction’s sons are brothers in distress.
A brother to relieve how exquisite the bliss.  Burns.
  6
Are afflictions aught but mercies in disguise?  Mallet.  7
Nothing would be more unhappy than a man that had not known affliction.  Demetrius.  8
One affliction is better than a thousand exhortations.  Turkish.  9
The afflicted person is sacred.  Ovid.  10
The angels of affliction spread their toils alike for the virtuous and the wicked, for the mighty and the mean.  Dr. Johnson.  11
The best remedy of affliction is submitting to Providence.  12
There is mercy in affliction’s smart.
It heals those wounds of sin which mock all human art.  Canter.
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