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Adversity Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Adversity.

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

Related topics: Inspirational Wisdom

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Adversity leads us to think properly of our state,
and so is most beneficial to us.
- Samuel Johnson

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

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

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

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

Adversity is the first path to truth.
- Lord Byron

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

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

Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
- Abu Bakr

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

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

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man;
but for one man who can stand prosperity,
there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
- Elvis Presley

Whatever changes the new era brings,
whatever new pathways we take,
I am sure that our special relationship with America -
forged in adversity,
will not change.
- Mary McAleese

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

Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity,
controls youth, and delights old age.
- Lactantius

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

There is no better than adversity.
Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss,
contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve
your performance the next time.
- Malcolm X

Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity;
but strong and deep ones have two high tides.
- David Hare

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

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

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

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

Constant success shows us but one side of the world;
adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament;
adversity is the blessing of the New.
- Francis Bacon

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our
appreciation of the right.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration,
and all the fair examples of renown,
out of distress and misery are grown.
- Samuel Daniel

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
- Publilius Syrus

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

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
- King Solomon

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

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

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

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

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

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which
a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
- Samuel Johnson

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
- Boethius

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

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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