Adversity Quotes

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

John Churton Collins

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

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

There is no education like adversity

Benjamin Disraeli

Adversity is the first path to truth.

Lord Byron

Adversity introduces a man to himself.


Adversity precedes growth.

Rosemarie Rossetti

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


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.

All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.

Walt Disney

In time of prosperity friends will be plenty; In time of adversity not one in twenty

English Proverb

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man... It is more powerful than external circumstances.


Adversity and loss make a man wise

Welsh Proverb

Adversity makes men remember God

Titus Livy

Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity


Adversity is, to me at least, a tonic and a bracer.

Sir Walter Scott

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity.

Alan Gregg

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

Billy Graham

In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that is not exactly displeasing

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Behold a contest worthy of a god, a brave man matched in conflict with adversity


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

Francis Bacon, Sr.

A dose of adversity is often as needful as a dose of medicine.


Adversity makes a man wise, not rich

Romanian Proverb

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