Adversity Quotes

Great men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war

Seneca

Adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us

Samuel Johnson

Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.

Horace

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

Victor Hugo

Remember the great adversity of art or anything else is a hurried life.

Robert James Waller

Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.

Soren Kierkegaard

Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.

Plutarch

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.

Seneca

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity

Charles Caleb Colton

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.

Josh Billings

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

John Wooden

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

Martha Graham

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

Prosperity tries the fortunate: adversity the great

Rose F. Kennedy

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

Muslih-uddin Sadi

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

Live as brave men and face adversity with stout hearts.

Horace

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

There is no education like adversity.

Disraeli

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater.

William Hazlitt

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

Walt Schmidt

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

Ethiopian Proverb

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Updated On : May 13, 2014
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