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  1. Picture quote by Sayings about adversity

    Don't shy away from adversity - it will introduce you to your inner strength. ⏤ Sayings

  2. Picture quote by Sayings about strength

    Dont shy away from adversity - it will introduce you to your inner strength. ⏤ Sayings

  3. Picture quote about adversity

    Adversity can be our greatest motivation fo spiritual growth or our deadliest means of discouragement.

  4. Picture quote by Aristotle about education

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

  5. Picture quote by Og Mandino about triumph

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

  6. Picture quote by Gordon Tredgold about strength

    Strength comes from overcoming adversity, not avoiding it. ⏤ Gordon Tredgold

  7. Picture quote about character

    It is the character of a brave and resolute person not to be ruffled by adversity, and not to desert their post.

  8. Picture quote by Publilius Syrus about friends

    Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. ⏤ Publilius Syrus

  9. Picture quote by Unknown about prosperity

    Adversity is the cradle of prosperity. ⏤ Unknown

  10. Picture quote by John Churton Collins about friends

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

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Below you can read the best quotes about adversity of all times. Some of the top sayings from famous people here to read and remember. Access the best adversity quotations. Top adversity sayings on images and beautiful affirmations. Enjoy and bookmark favorite ones.

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Joshua J. Marine

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

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

Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.


Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful. Leadership and Adversity

Zig Ziglar

Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

Oprah Winfrey

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.

Napoleon Hill

Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.

Lou Holtz

A stumble may prevent a fall.

English Proverbs

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

English Proverbs

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.

Chinese Proverbs

When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.

LL Cool J

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

William James

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.


Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?

John Keats

God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.


Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.


Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not everything which is bad comes to hurt us.

Italian Proverbs

Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. Isaiah 48:10


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

John Churton Collins

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.


The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don't let it get the best of you.

Will Rogers

Stumbling is not falling.


Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it, Shake well before using. That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable.

Vance Havner

Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.


Tough times never last, but tough people do.

Robert H. Schuller

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.

Henry Kissinger

Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.

Les Brown

Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.

Les Brown

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

Victor Hugo

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or by the handle.

James Russell Lowell

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving

Adversity is the first path to truth.

Lord Byron

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.

Malcolm X

The reward of suffering is experience.


A wounded deer leaps the highest.

Emily Dickinson

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

Danny Devito

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity

Ben Jonson

The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.

Doug Horton

One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.

G. K. Chesterton

It would not be better if things happened to men just as they wish.


The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.


Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can fall together.


Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.

Edward W. Howe

Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.

G. K. Chesterton

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


I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time.

Sam Walton

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.

Og Mandino

Gray skies are just clouds passing over.

Duke Ellington

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

He who knows the darkness shall learn to live in the light.


He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.

Cesare Pavese

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

Ryszard Kapuscinski

I didn't know I'd have to be torn down before I could be built up.


Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.


Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for it.

Earl Warren

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

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them


He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.

William Samuel Johnson

We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.

Carl Jung

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

M Kathleen Casey

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.

Albert Schweitzer

The one who prosperity takes too much delight in will be the most shocked by reverses.


We need tough days to drive us to our knees.


Adversities do not make a man frail. They show what sort of man he is.

Thomas Kempis

To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.

William Arthur Ward

A man is a god in ruins.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Failure is success if we learn from it.

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

In my room as a kid... I'd play a fighter and get knocked to the floor and come back to win.

Dustin Hoffman

Any port in a storm.

Scottish Proverbs

They sicken at the calm that know the storm.

Dorothy Parker

Frogs have it easy, they can eat what bugs them


Every burden is a blessing.

Robert H. Schuller

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.


What is to give light must endure the burning.

Victor Frankl

Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, 'This is a misfortune' but 'To bear this worthily is good fortune.'

Marcus Aurelius

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

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

Nothing bad ever happens without equal or growth


Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer.

Ann Landers

In times of storm, the shallowness of the root structure is revealed.


As a rule, adversity reveals genius and prosperity hides it.


I used to hurt so badly that I'd ask God why, what have I done to deserve any of this? I feel now He was preparing me for this, for the future. That's the way I see it.

Janet Jackson

There's always a lesson in adversity! Don't worry about the problem. Focus on the lesson!

Tony Gaskins

They that sow in tears shall reap joy. Psalms 126:5


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

There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome --to be got over.

Arthur Schopenhauer

No untroubled day has ever dawned for me.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

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

Billy Graham

If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill and don't know it.


Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.

John Wooden

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.

Pliny The Elder

There will be no crown bearers in heaven who are not cross bearers on earth.


Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.

Charles ''Tremendous'' Jones

When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.

Rosalind Russell

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.

Mary Kay Ash

When life hands you a lemon, say, "Oh yeah, I like lemons. What else ya got?"

Henry Rollins

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