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.

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.


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 makes a man wise, not rich

Romanian Proverb

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Updated On : May 13, 2014
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