Here you will find the Poem On the Uses of Adversity of poet Franklin P. Adams
"Nam nihil est, quod non mortalibus afferat usum." --PETRONIUS Nothing there is that mortal man may utterly despise; What in our wealth we treasured, in our poverty we prize. The gold upon a sinking ship has often wrecked the boat, While on a simple oar a shipwrecked man may keep afloat. The burglar seeks the plutocrat, attracted by his dress-- The poor man finds his poverty the true preparedness.