Adversity Quotes

Adversity is the foundation of virtue

Japanese Proverb

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

Chanakya

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

Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity

Stephen R. Covey

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

Horace

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

Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records

William A. Ward

Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

Albert Schweitzer

Advise and counsel him; if he does not listen, let adversity teach him.

Proverb

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

In prosperity we need moderation; in adversity, patience

Lee Iacocca

Adversity and loss make a man wise

Welsh Proverb

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

Horace

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.

Thomas Carlyle

Sweet are the uses of adversity.

William Shakespeare

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

Horace

If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can't help but learn

Bernie Siegel

Adversity is a fact of life. It can't be controlled. What we can control is how we react to it.

Unknown

OPTIMISM, n. The doctrine, or belief, that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything good, especially the bad, and everything right that is wrong. It is held with greatest tenacity by those most accustomed to the mischance of falling into adversity, and is most acceptably expounded with the grin that apes a smile. Being a blind faith, it is inaccessible to the light of disproof --an intellectual disorder, yielding to no treatment but death. It is hereditary, but fortunately not contagious.

Ambrose Bierce

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Horace

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
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