31+ Quotes about Adversity, Hardships and Challenges

Adversity is Opportunity - Damion Lee (Image Credit: Un-perfekt)

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
HL Mencken

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

Adversity is a severe instructor, set over us by one who knows us better than we do ourselves.
Edmund Burke

Adversity is the true school of the mind.
Katherine Lee Bates

Adversity is a way of life and God is there in that time of need.
Dabo Swinney

Adversity is a soul sister to success. And on the journey to greatness, our willingness to befriend these twin sisters, and know them as one, will have much to do with our greatness.
Noah Benshea

Prosperity is no just scale, adversity is the only balance to try friends.
Plutarch

Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.
Edgar Allan Poe

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Bradstreet

Adversity is opportunity.
Damion Lee

Adversity is real, and if you let it beat your, you stay in that slump.
Mercedes Lewis

Adversity is breakfast for champions.
Steve Komphela

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
Francis Bacon

To stand alone against all adversity is the most sacred moment of existence.
Frank Herbert

Prosperity often presages adversity.
Hosea Ballou

When you don't have enough adversity, you have to create it for yourself, lest you weaken, wither, and wilt away to something less than who you really are.
Anthony Iannarino

Adversity has made many a man great who, had he remained prosperous, would only have been rich.
Maurice Switzer

Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.
Chinese Proverb

Difficulty shows what men are. Therefore when a difficulty falls upon you, remember that God, like a trainer of wrestlers, has matched you with a rough young man. Why? So that you may become an Olympic conqueror; but it is not accomplished without sweat.
Epictetus

Sometimes, a bad meet and little adversity is just what a team needs. It sharpens the focus and heightens the motivation, so as to get the taste of losing out your mouth.
Poseur

Let not adversity oppress thee: be rather like unto the nail; the farther 'tis hammered, the firmer it holds.
Ivan Panin

I love those who can smile in trouble...
Leonardo da Vinci

Adversity is a good test of our resiliency, our ability to cope, to stand back up, to recover from misfortune. Adversity is a painful pedagogue.
Charles R. Swindoll

All have their miseries.... He is not truly a man who has not experienced adversity.
Edward Counsel

Adversity is never the end point; for those faced with a positive attitude, it's always the beginning.
J. Barry Griswell and Bob Jennings

Challenges are where you grow, adversity is what makes you stronger.
Ryan McGuyre

That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
Fried Nietzsche

Adversity is easier borne than prosperity forgot.
Anonymous

Adversity is a part of life, and if you don't want to deal with it now you never will.
Mark Fox

One thing I've learned in the face of adversity is that better things lie ahead, you just go through some hell to get to your heaven.
Jessica Coston

A little bit of pain is good for you. I feel alive. Everybody needs struggle. Once you overcome an obstacle, you springboard into the future. Life is interesting and short and it's not supposed to be easy, and if it is, you're probably just in denial and you're existing here like a zombie.
Pamela Anderson

The trials and pressures of life--and how we face them--often define us. Confronted by adversity, many people give up while others rise up. How do those who succeed do it? They persevere. They find the benefit to them personally that comes from any trial. And they recognize that the best thing about adversity is coming out on the other side of it. There is a sweetness to overcoming your troubles and finding something good in the process, however small it may be. Giving up when adversity threatens can make a person bitter. Persevering through adversity makes one better.
John C Maxwell

Gratitude in adversity is the most beautiful and precious crown of the soul.
Ludovicus Blosius

Sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right.
Sherrilyn Kenyon

Nothing is more patent than that the discipline of adversity is by far the most gracious and elevating influence affecting human character.
Anonymous

A spiritually optimistic point of view holds that the universe is woven out of a fabric of love. Everything that is happening is ultimately for the good if we're willing to face it head-on and use our adversities for soul growth.
Joan Borysenko

Keep Going. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.
Roy T. Bennet

If the road is easy, you're likely going the wrong way.
Terry Goodkind

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