Adversity Quotes

Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.

Socrates

Prosperity asks for fidelity; adversity exacts it. [Lat., Poscunt fidem secunda, at adversa exigunt.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

The English nation is never so great as in adversity.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Horace

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

No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted

santiz

As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.

Simon Newcomb

You fight dandelions all†weekend, and late Monday afternoon there they are, pert as all get out, in full and gorgeous bloom, pretty as can be, thriving as only dandelions can in the face of adversity.

Hal†Borland

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Publilius Syrus

Genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity; a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quick sand to virtue.

Friedrich von Schiller

A weak mind sinks under prosperity, as well as under adversity.

JULIUS CHARLES HARE

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Everywhere we see adversity, the soul sees opportunity for our healing, expansion and enlightenment.

Unknown

Extraordinary individuals take one step back and two steps forward with most every challenges and sometimes two steps back to one step forward. They harvest useful lessons and knowledge from what does not work, and they display a remarkable resiliency; and ability to bounce back from adversity.

Jerry Porras

Adversity is a severe instructor, set over us by one who knows us better than we do ourselves, as he loves us better too. He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This conflict with difficulty makes us acquainted with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relations. It will not suffer us to be superficial.

Burke

Don't be disquieted in time of adversity. Be firm with dignity and self-reliant with vigor.

Chiang Kai-Shek

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater

Hazlitt

Be calm and strong and patient. Meet failure and disappointment with courage. Rise superior to the trials of life, and never give in to hopelessness or despair. In danger, in adversity, cling to your principles and ideals. Aequanimitas!

Sir William Osler

But in adversity, intelligence alone cannot sustain hope. Ultimately, hope can be sustained only by finding purpose in adversity, by imposing a pattern on the fortuitous disasters of existence. Human beings, if force to it, will compromise their intelligence to preserve their hope.

Edmund Cooper

In the day of prosperity we have many refuges to resort to; in the day of adversity, only one.

Horatius Bonar

The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity

James Earl

Surely the mischief of hypocrisy can never be enough inveighed against. When religion is in request, it is the chief malady of the church, and numbers die of it; though because it is a subtle and inward evil, it be little perceived. It is to be feared there are many sick of it, that look well and comely in God's outward worship, and they may pass well in good weather, in times of peace; but days of adversity are days of trial.

Joseph Hall

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

Samuel Johnson

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them

Publilius Syrus
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