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)

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Adversity, Old, Prosperity)

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Adversity, Prosperity)

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.
- Josh Billings
(Keywords: Adversity, Effect, Fighting, Man, Training, Weight)

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
- Boethius
(Keywords: Adversity, Fortune, Misery)

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)

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Adversity, Heaven, Jewels)

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)

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.
- John Churton Collins
(Keywords: Adversity, Friends, Prosperity)

The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Adversity, United)

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)

Under adversity, under oppression, the words begin to fail, the easy words begin to fail. In order to convey things accurately, the human being is almost forced to find the most precise words possible, which is a precondition for literature.
- Rita Dove
(Keywords: Adversity, Being, Literature, Oppression, Order, Words)

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)

I consider adversity being good sometimes you know.
- Brett Favre
(Keywords: Adversity, Being)

Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
- Henry Fielding
(Keywords: Adversity, Man)

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)

Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Keywords: Adversity, Overcoming)

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
(Keywords: Adversity, Tears, Wind)

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.
- Billy Graham
(Keywords: Adversity, Comfort, Prosperity, World)

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)

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
(Keywords: Adversity, Profit, Worth)

Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Adversity, Deep, Prosperity, Tides)

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)

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Adversity, Prosperity)

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)

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
- Horace
(Keywords: Adversity, Mind)

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
- Horace
(Keywords: Adversity, Circumstances, Effect)

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)

Adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Adversity, State)

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Adversity, Man, State)

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.
- James Keller
(Keywords: Adversity, Impatience, London, Sentiment, Spirits, Years)

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)

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
- Rose Kennedy
(Keywords: Adversity, Prosperity)



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