Quotations on Adversity

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Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable that this testing continues during life.
- Walter Annenberg
(Keywords: Life, Time, Adversity, Testing, Tests)

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Education, Adversity, Prosperity)

A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.
- Anne Bradstreet
(Keywords: Christian, Adversity, State)

Adversity is the first path to truth.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Truth, Adversity, First)

The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Adversity, Democracy, Infinite, Variety)

Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in the face of awful adversity. Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.
- Silvia Cartwright
(Keywords: God, Adversity, Heroes, Humanity, Sanity)

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
- Chanakya
(Keywords: Wife, Friend, Adversity, Difficulty, Duty, Misfortune)

In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
- Robert Collier
(Keywords: Time, Victory, Adversity, Defeat, Lies)

Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Success, Adversity, World)

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.
- Samuel Daniel
(Keywords: Admiration, Adversity, Misery)

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
(Keywords: Life, Adversity, May, Obstacles, World)

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
- Epicurus
(Keywords: Courage, Adversity, Being, Relationships)

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
(Keywords: Soul, Greatness, Adversity, Mind, Prosperity, Will)

I think that everything you do helps you to write if you're a writer. Adversity and success both contribute largely to making you what you are. If you don't experience either one of those, you're being deprived of something.
- Shelby Foote
(Keywords: Experience, Success, Adversity, Being, Writer)

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
- Martha Graham
(Keywords: Men, Adversity, Fire, Gold)

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
- Ulysses S. Grant
(Keywords: Trust, Friend, Adversity, Prosperity)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Adversity, Now, Prosperity, Race, Tradition)

Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.
- Scott Hamilton
(Keywords: Perseverance, Adversity, Self, Value)

I desire an special interest in your prayers that my faith fail not in the day of adversity.
- John Hawley
(Keywords: Faith, Adversity, Day, Desire, Interest)

Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world. It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Strength, Adversity, Compassion, Will, World)

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
- Horace
(Keywords: Genius, Adversity, Prosperity)

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
- Horace
(Keywords: Change, Heart, Adversity, Fortune)

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
- Horace
(Keywords: Life, Courage, Adversity, Blood, Present)

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Men, Adversity, Prosperity)

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
(Keywords: Anger, Positive, Adversity, Energy, Stress)

There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
- Washington Irving
(Keywords: Heart, Adversity, Fire, Lies, Prosperity, Woman)

There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
- Washington Irving
(Keywords: Heart, Adversity, Fire, Lies, Prosperity, Woman)

Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.
- John F. Kennedy
(Keywords: Home, Success, Hope, Adversity, Democracy, Freedom, Israel, Order, Will)

Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age.
- Lactantius
(Keywords: Age, Adversity, Memory, Old, Prosperity, Youth)

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln
(Keywords: Men, Power, Character, Adversity, Man, Want)

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Time, Performance, Adversity, Defeat, Heartbreak, Loss)

Whatever changes the new era brings, whatever new pathways we take, I am sure that our special relationship with America - forged in adversity, will not change.
- Mary McAleese
(Keywords: Change, Adversity, America, Will)

As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.
- Simon Newcomb
(Keywords: Habit, Adversity, Emotions, Enjoyment, Prosperity, Remembrance, Self, Years, Zest)

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin
(Keywords: Life, Adversity, Defeat)

For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
- George Santayana
(Keywords: Men, Adversity, Fire, Gold)

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer
(Keywords: Strength, Adversity, Obstacles, Overcoming)

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Keywords: Men, War, Adversity, Soldiers)

Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.
- W. Clement Stone
(Keywords: Successful, Adversity, Lies, Magic, Man)

Seven and half years ago I began my own journey. For me and my family it was a time of adversity. But during that adversity I derived a deeper faith. And born out of that adversity was a commitment to devote myself to those people and to those issues that truly matter to me.
- Paul Tsongas
(Keywords: Family, Time, Faith, People, Adversity, Commitment, Journey, Years)

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward
(Keywords: Men, Adversity, Causes)

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
- Zig Ziglar
(Keywords: Successful, Adversity, Order)









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