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Adversity Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Adversity

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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 PHOTO

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

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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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

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

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
- Horace

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

I'm used to adversity and working really well in difficult situations.
It was hard for me to accept the success.
- Paula Cole

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

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

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

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
- Publilius Syrus

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

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

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

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

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

Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache,
carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or greater Benefit.
- Napolean Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think really what I'm saying is that I thrive on adversity.
- Richard Marx

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

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

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

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

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
- Horace

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

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

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes;
adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

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

Remember the great adversity of art or anything else is a hurried life.
- Robert James Waller

Adversity is a stimulus.
- James Broughton

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

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

Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
- Henry Fielding

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

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only
balance to weigh friends.
- Plutarch

I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity,
but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.
- Allen Klein

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

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

Adversity is the first path to truth.
- Lord Byron

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

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

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

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


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