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Quotes about Adversity

Let these Adversity quotes help you to let go of your troubles and move on to a joyful and inspiring life.

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

Related topics: Values Honor Self

Today, when the winds of adversity blow strong,
redirect their force into the
service of your highest intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Adversity can crush our spirit -
or strengthen it - it is our choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Anne Bradstreet

 

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

True friendship is a plant of slow growth,
and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

Friendship that flows from the heart
cannot be frozen by adversity,
as the water that flows from the spring
cannot congeal in winter.
- James Fenimore Cooper


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Our mettle is tested by storms,
not by calm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

Protect your vision.
Prevail over adversity.
Persevere in the midst of turmoil.
Passionately act upon your convictions.
Purposely walk into the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched
the world as much as adversity has.
- Billy Graham

Life is truly known only to those who suffer,
lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin

Be open to the goodness of life -
even in the midst of apparent adversity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God sometimes does try to the uttermost
those whom he wishes to bless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe
training has on the pugilist:
it reduces him to his fighting weight.
- Josh Billings

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo
and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is
entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

I have definitely gone through my ups and downs and
faced my adversity and my nay-sayers,
but managed to do all right.
It is a pretty classic tale.
- Steve Nash

I consider adversity being good sometimes you know.
- Brett Favre

A prosperous state makes a secure Christian,
but adversity makes him Consider.
- Anne Bradstreet

Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess
an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward.
- Wilma Mankiller

He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.
- William Samuel Johnson

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
- Thomas Carlyle

We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy,
and more although abounding in wealth,
who are wretched.
- Tacitus

He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.
- Ben Jonson

Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you.
They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.
- Scott Hamilton

You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.
- Golda Meir

The good things of prosperity are to be wished;
but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Adversity is like a strong wind.
It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn,
so that we see ourselves as we really are.
- Arthur Golden

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity 'til he has tasted adversity.
- Sa'Di

Adversity is the first path to truth.
- Lord Byron

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents,
which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
- Horace

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.
- King Solomon

I'll say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it,
and that's more than I can say for prosperity.
- Kin Hubbard

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
- William Hazlitt

Fire is the test of gold; adversity,
of strong men.
- Martha Graham

I desire an special interest in your prayers that my
faith fail not in the day of adversity.
- John Hawley

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
- Aristotle

The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity,
as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
- Rose Kennedy

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday.
You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
- Epicurus

For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in
the furnace of adversity.
- George Santayana

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty,
a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity,
and a wife in misfortune.
- Chanakya

Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable
that this testing continues during life.
- Walter Annenberg

Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in
the face of awful adversity.
Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.
- Silvia Cartwright

Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world.
It means resilience in the face of adversity.
It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.
- Brad Henry

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile,
and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
- Lou Holtz

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
- Zig Ziglar

Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish in
skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.
- Scott Hamilton

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood
of life to crimson splendor.
Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
- Horace

Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes
us pay dearly for its instruction;
and often the profit we derive,
is not worth the price we paid.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter
consciousness during adversity.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

He who does not tire, tires adversity.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity.
Prosperity is what is doing us in.
- James Reston

Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself,
being especially free of admirers then.
- John Wooden

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

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity.
But we now face a task for which we have little experience,
the task of surviving prosperity.
- Alan Gregg

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man...
It is more powerful than external circumstances.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man
struggling against adversity.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
- Victor Hugo

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

Adversity is the trial of principle.
Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
- Henry Fielding

In the adversity of our best friends we often find
something that does not displease us.
- Brigham Young

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes,
and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
- Horace

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity,
we know our friends.
- John Churton Collins

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity
or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.
- C. S. Lewis

Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity.
- Periander

Very often out of adversity that's when the best work comes.
- Tom Cochrane


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