Adversity Quotes

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


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

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.

Cesare Pavese

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.


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.


Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater.

William Hazlitt

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

Walt Schmidt

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Updated On : May 13, 2014
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