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Adversity Quotations

Guest Author - Danielle Hollister

Consider creative perspectives on adversity...

  1. "We must make friends in prosperity if we would have their help in adversity."
    --Aesop's Fables

  2. "Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity."
    --Aristotle

  3. "Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes."
    --Francis Bacon

  4. "Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight."
    --Josh Billings

  5. "You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him to a heavy load."
    --Bear Bryant

  6. "All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... 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

  7. "There is no education like adversity."
    --Benjamin Disraeli

  8. "Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it, a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not."
    --Henry Fielding

  9. "In times of stress and adversity, itís always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something quite positive."
    --Lee Iacocca

  10. "There is in every womanís heart a spark of heavenly fires, 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

  11. "Adversity is the foundation of virtue."
    --Japanese Proverb

  12. "Adversity not only draws people together but brings forth that beautiful inward friendship, just as the cold winter forms ice-figures on the window panes which the warmth of the sun effaces."
    --SÝren Kierkegaard

  13. "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
    --Abraham Lincoln

  14. "Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come."
    --James Russell Lowell

  15. "Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety."
    --Jack Nicklaus

  16. "I never met with a single instance of adversity which I have not in the end seen was for my good-- I have never heard of a Christian on his deathbed complaining of his afflictions."
    --Alexander M. Proudfit

  17. "We sometimes need adversity to fathom our true depths."
    --Pat Riley

  18. "One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.~ Albert Schweitzer

  19. "Gold is tried in fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity."
    --Seneca

  20. "Sweet are the uses of adversity.""
    --William Shakespeare

  21. "Case in point: Take adversity and make it an asset."
    --Donald Trump

  22. "Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records."~ William A. Ward

  23. "One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph."
    --Virginia Woolf, A Writer's Diary, 1954

  24. "Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful."
    --Zig Ziglar

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