Adversity Quotes

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.


Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.

Thomas Carlyle

Adversity is the foundation of virtue

Japanese Proverb

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them

Publilius Syrus

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

Samuel Johnson

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

King Solomon

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

Billy Graham

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

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


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

Ethiopian Proverb

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

Seneca thinks the gods are well pleased when they see great men contending with adversity.

Robert Burton

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

Thomas Carlyle

The brighter stars emerge out of the blackest darkness.

Shri Radhe Maa

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

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Updated On : May 13, 2014
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