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Adversity Quotes

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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
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
Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.- Garrison Keillor
A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures.- James E. Faust
Let not adversity oppress thee: be rather like unto the nail; the farther 'tis hammered, the firmer it holds.- Ivan Panin
Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.- Erich Fromm
A gentleman can withstand hardships; it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.- Confucius
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.- Confucius 
Index uses government data on employment, industrial production, housing starts and home prices to label each area as expanding, at risk of recession, in recession or recovering.- Bill Dedman
If you ask me why I've succeeded, it's because I was in the Royal Marines. You have this unbelievable sense of achievement and of overcoming adversity. That's the confidence it breeds.- Brian McDermott
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.- Francis Bacon
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.- Ovid
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.- Publilius Syrus 
Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Turn your wounds into wisdom.- Oprah Winfrey
Sometimes good comes through adversity. I would not be who I am today had it not been for the internment, and I like who I am.- Ruth Asawa
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
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
It feels good when guys reach out to be inspired - and you have shown people an example of how you can come back and be better than you were before when adversity strikes; and when the world predicts the opposite, you show them you not only can be successful but be great.- Adrian Peterson
We find comfort among those who agree with us — growth among those who don't.- Frank A. Clark
There is no education like adversity.- Benjamin Disraeli
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.- Horace, Satires
If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change. If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change.- John A. Simone, Sr.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.- Tacitus
That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not.- James K. Feibleman
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
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.- Norman Vincent Peale
>They say a reasonable amount 'o fleas is good fer a dog — keeps him from broodin' over bein' a dog, mebbe.- Edward Westcott
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
I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.- André Gide
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.- Victor Hugo
Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.- Ralph Blum
I learned to put 100 percent into what you're doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward those goals. I learned about adversity and how to get past it.- Kristi Yamaguchi
Use your enemy's arrows for firewood.- Matshona Dhliwayo
When the world is in the midst of change, when adversity and opportunity are almost indistinguishable, this is the time for visionary leadership and when leaders need to look beyond the survival needs of those they're serving.- Chip Conley
An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it's going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.- Unknown
Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.- Unknown
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.- Horace
What a pity human beings can't exchange problems. Everyone knows exactly how to solve the other fellow's.- Olin Miller
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.- Voltaire
Real pain can alone cure us of imaginary ills. We feel a thousand miseries till we are lucky enough to feel misery.- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.- William J. Clinton
Everybody ought to do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.- William James
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.- Abraham Lincoln
Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.- Henry Ward Beecher
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
True 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
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.- Helen Keller
Fasting is, first and foremost, an exercise for identifying and managing adversity in all its forms. With faith, in full conscience, fasting calls women and men to an extra degree of self-awareness.- Tariq Ramadan

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