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Adversity Quotes

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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

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 PHOTO

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
- Og Mandino

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.
- Rosalind Russell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 stimulus.
- James Broughton

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

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 who hath not met adversity.
- William Samuel Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage.
In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
- Robert Collier

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

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

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

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

There is no education like adversity.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
- Publilius Syrus

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

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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

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


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