Adversity Quotes

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

John Churton Collins

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


There is no education like adversity

Benjamin Disraeli

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.


Sweet are the uses of adversity.

William Shakespeare

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.


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 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

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

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


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.


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


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