Adversity Quotes

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

Adversity is the foundation of virtue

Japanese Proverb

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.

Thomas Carlyle

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


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

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

Give advice; if people don't listen, let adversity teach them

Ethiopian Proverb

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

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