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Picture quote by Sayings about strength

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

Picture quote by Sayings about adversity

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

Picture quote about adversity

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

Picture quote by Aristotle about education

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

Picture quote by Og Mandino about triumph

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

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.

Picture quote by Gordon Tredgold about strength

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

Picture quote by Publilius Syrus about friends

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. ⏤ Publilius Syrus

Picture quote by Unknown about prosperity

Adversity is the cradle of prosperity. ⏤ Unknown

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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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, rhetorician

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

Zig Ziglar, author

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, businessman

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

Homer, poet

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, entertainer

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

Napoleon Hill, writer

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

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

Lou Holtz, coach

A stumble may prevent a fall.

English Proverbs,

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

English 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, musician

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

Chinese Proverbs,

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

William James, philosopher

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

John Keats, poet

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


God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.


Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

Horace, poet

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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


Not everything which is bad comes to hurt us.

Italian Proverbs,

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

John Churton Collins, critic

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, clergyman

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.

Plutarch, philosopher

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

Robert H. Schuller, clergyman

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, actor

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

Tacitus, historian

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, motivational speaker

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

Les Brown, motivational speaker

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

Henry Kissinger,

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, activist

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, poet

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

Victor Hugo, author

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

Danny Devito, actor

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

Washington Irving, writer

Adversity is the first path to truth.

Lord Byron, poet

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

A wounded deer leaps the highest.

Emily Dickinson, poet

The reward of suffering is experience.

Aeschylus, poet

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity

Ben Jonson, poet

The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.

Doug Horton,

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

Heraclitus, philosopher

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


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

G. K. Chesterton, writer

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

Edward W. Howe,

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

Cesare Pavese, poet

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


Gray skies are just clouds passing over.

Duke Ellington, musician

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

Ryszard Kapuscinski, journalist

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


Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

M Kathleen Casey,

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

Earl Warren, judge

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


Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.

Og Mandino, author

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

Horace, poet

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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

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

Sam Walton, businessman

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

G. K. Chesterton, writer

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

Carl Jung, psychiatrist

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

William Samuel Johnson, politician

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

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

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

Horace, poet

Any port in a storm.

Scottish Proverbs,

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


We need tough days to drive us to our knees.


Frogs have it easy, they can eat what bugs them


They sicken at the calm that know the storm.

Dorothy Parker, poet

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

Plutarch, philosopher

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

Albert Schweitzer, theologian

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.


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, philosopher

A man is a god in ruins.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Failure is success if we learn from it.

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, entrepreneur

Every burden is a blessing.

Robert H. Schuller, clergyman

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

Thomas Kempis,

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, emperor

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

Ann Landers, journalist

What is to give light must endure the burning.

Victor Frankl,

Nothing bad ever happens without equal or growth


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

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

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

William Arthur Ward, writer

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

Dustin Hoffman, actor

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


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

Horace, poet

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

Billy Graham, evangelist

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, athlete

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

Rosalind Russell, actress

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, musician

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.

Pliny The Elder, author

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


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


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

Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

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

John Wooden, coach

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


No untroubled day has ever dawned for me.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

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 you come to a roadblock, take a detour.

Mary Kay Ash, businesswoman

Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.

Aesop, author

Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.

Robert C. Gallagher,

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