Adversity Quotes

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

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

Unknown

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

Aristotle

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

Bernie Siegel

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

Horace

Sweet are the uses of adversity.

William Shakespeare

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.

Thomas Carlyle

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

Horace

In prosperity we need moderation; in adversity, patience

Lee Iacocca

In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.

Lee Iacocca

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

King Solomon

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

Proverb

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

Robert Burton

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

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

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

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

Horace

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.

Sophocles

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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