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Adversity Quotes

Adversity is an essential element to fuel yourself in this material world. You can feel the drizzling of happiness only because sadness exists as an opposite emotion to it. Otherwise you will get bored in the wide world and will indulge yourself in meaningless things. Some people learn from adversities and make new records while others decide to fail themselves seeing the horrible face of adversity. You should be the former kind who learn things from adversity and should go light ahead of others, with your new found wisdom. Read these quotes to open your eyes to the new path of opportunities that are unlocked by adversity.

There will always be hard times. Use adversity to fuel your fire. In high school, I wanted to play quarterback but couldn't until I was a senior. I played wide receiver instead, and this ultimately helped me because I learned more about the game.

Dustin Poirier

Adversity teaches a man a lot about himself.

Xi Jinping

The Chinese nation is a great nation; it has been through hardships and adversity but remains indomitable.

Ulysses S. Grant

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.

Napolean Hill

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

Bill Clinton

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.

Thomas Paine

A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.

Shia LaBeouf

Adversity has a way of introducing a man to himself.

Victor Hugo

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.


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

George Washington

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.

The beautiful thing about the NFL season is to see a team come together after they get to know each other in the spring and summer. You then go through adversity together and see how you respond. The teams that can respond in a positive way are the teams that are going to be there in the end.

Antonio Brown

The journey is never ending. There's always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what's right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment.

Lou Holtz

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


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

Kate Hudson

As a woman, and as a working mom trying to get things done, you find yourself meeting adversity a lot, but you never talk about it because you don't want to bring attention to it. You don't want to go there.

Thomas More

Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

Lee Iacocca

In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.

Michelle Obama

You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it's important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.

Thomas Paine

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

Golda Meir

You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.

William Arthur Ward

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

Albert Schweitzer

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

Lord Byron

Adversity is the first path to truth.


It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.

Billy Graham

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

Anais Nin

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

Elvis Presley

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.


Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.

Jimmy Carter

The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.

Benjamin Disraeli

There is no education like adversity.

Aaron Rodgers

How you deal with adversity says a lot about the kind of players you've got and the kind of team we've got.


Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

Sonia Sotomayor

There are uses to adversity, and they don't reveal themselves until tested. Whether it's serious illness, financial hardship, or the simple constraint of parents who speak limited English, difficulty can tap unexpected strengths.

Steve Nash

I have definitely gone through my ups and downs and faced my adversity and my nay-sayers, but managed to do all right. It is a pretty classic tale.

Steven Seagal

As a lifelong practitioner of martial arts, I'm trained to remain calm in the face of adversity and danger.

Washington Irving

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.

Nick Foles

There's always going to be adversity.

Tory Lanez

The reason why I called it 'I Told You' is because I wanted to show people that I have been doubted, and I have been in the face of adversity. Coming out of that situation, this is my 'I told you' moment.

Lou Holtz

Everyone goes through adversity in life, but what matters is how you learn from it.

George Santayana

For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.


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

Washington Irving

There is in every 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.

William Shakespeare

Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

Megyn Kelly

Adversity is an opportunity for growth. And an opportunity to really know who your friends are.


Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.

George Washington

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

Zig Ziglar

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

Kin Hubbard

I'll say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it, and that's more than I can say for prosperity.

William Shakespeare

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.

Sandra Bullock

When you have adversity and you have pain, you never feel more alone than you do at that moment. And you can be surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people.

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C. S. Lewis

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.

Sandra Bullock

I haven't always acted or reacted in a way that made me proud, but I didn't make that same mistake twice, and I think that's what I love about adversity is that it always reminds me of what's really valuable in life.

Francis Bacon

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

Andre Iguodala

We have to have adversity in order for us to really reap the benefits and really just have an appreciation of how hard it is to win in the NBA.

Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.

Dustin Poirier

I'm familiar with adversity.

Francis Bacon

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.


In adversity remember to keep an even mind.