Francis Quarles has stated,
“As there is no worldly gain without some loss, so there is no worldly loss without some gain. If thou hast lost thy wealth, thou hast lost some trouble with it. If thou art degraded from thy honor, that art likewise freed from the stroke of envy. If sickness hath blurred thy beauty, it hath delivered thee from pride. Set the allowance against the loss and thou shalt find no loss great.”
Edythe Draper, Draper’s book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.: Wheaton, IL), p 101.