Adversity Quotes

Adversity Quotes
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

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
Samuel Johnson

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

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

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Elvis Presley

Adversity is the first path to truth.
Lord Byron

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

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
William Arthur Ward

A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.
Anne Bradstreet

By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
Mark Twain

Adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us.
Samuel Johnson

Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
Charles Caleb Colton

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Hugo

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

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity.

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

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
Og Mandino

Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or greater Benefit.
Napolean Hill

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
Rose Kennedy

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
Martha Graham

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.

Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
Abu Bakr

He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.
William Samuel Johnson

I consider adversity being good sometimes you know.
Brett Favre

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
Zig Ziglar

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

I'll say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it, and that's more than I can say for prosperity.
Kin Hubbard

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

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.
King Solomon

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Anais Nin

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.

Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age.

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
Publilius Syrus

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