Adversity Quotes

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

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.


You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.

Walt Schmidt

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater.

William Hazlitt

There is no education like adversity.


Adversity, if a man is set down to it by degrees, is more supportable with equanimity by most people than any great prosperity arrived at in a single lifetime

Samuel Butler

Live as brave men and face adversity with stout hearts.


He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the later

Henry Fielding

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity till he has tasted adversity

Muslih-uddin Sadi

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.

King Solomon

Prosperity tries the fortunate: adversity the great

Rose F. Kennedy

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

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.

Martha Graham

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.

Cesare Pavese

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

John Wooden
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