Adversity Quotes

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

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

Billy Graham

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

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.

Edmund Burke

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.


Sweet are the uses of adversity.

William Shakespeare

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


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

Bernie Siegel

There is no education like adversity

Benjamin Disraeli

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


In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends

John Churton Collins

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
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