Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.— Abraham Lincoln
Perspective Adversities quotations
One thing about championship teams is that they're resilient.
No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity.
Gloom and despondency have never defeated adversity.
Trying times need courage and resilience. Our strength as a people is not tested during the best of times.
Courage is not an ability one either possess or lacks.
Courage is the willingness to engage in a risk-taking behavior regardless of whether the consequences are unknown or possibly adverse. We are capable of courageous behavior provided we are willing to engage in it. Given that life offers few guarantees, all living requires risk-taking.
In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
Be calm and strong and patient. Meet failure and disappointment with courage. Rise superior to the trials of life, and never give in to hopelessness or despair. In danger, in adversity, cling to your principles and ideals. Aequanimitas!
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
God will take care of what you go through. You take care of how you go through it.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
It is the wind and the rain, O God, the cold and the storm that make this earth of yours to blossom and bear its fruit. So in our lives it is storm and stress and hurt and suffering that make real men and women bring the world's work to its highest perfection.
In order to realize the worth of the anchor we need to feel the stress of the storm.
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.
Adversity is the midwife of genius
And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
I think very fundamentally to being Libertarian is not having a social agenda.
I accept who you are and the life that you live as long as your life does not adversely affect mine.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.
In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
Cows run away from the storm while the buffalo charges toward it - and gets through it quicker. Whenever I’m confronted with a tough challenge, I do not prolong the torment, I become the buffalo.
You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday.
You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Do not be afraid of your difficulties.
Do not wish you could be in other circumstances than you are. For when you have made the best of an adversity, it becomes the stepping stone to a splendid opportunity.
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.
They're what make the instrument stretch - what make you go beyond the norm.
Though we tremble before uncertain futures may we meet illness, death and adversity with strength may we dance in the face of our fears.
If you see Allah, Mighty and Magnificent, holding back this world from you, frequently trying you with adversity and tribulation, know that you hold a great status with Him. Know that He is dealing with you as He does with His Awliya’ and chosen elite, and is watching over you.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.
The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream...It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is sin.
We must not wish for the disappearance of our troubles but for the grace to transform them.
The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
In the dark times, if you have something to hold on to, which is yourself, you'll survive.