Quotes on Adversity

The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, and struggle to reach the light.
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Gems cannot be polished without friction nor a man perfected without adversity.
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You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.
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Adversity is a hard but great teacher in life – it either builds you up or breaks you down. Adversity has produced many of the most successful people in the world. Adversity has defeated many inspiring and clever people. Adversity harasses the weak but surrenders to those who are determined, persistent and persevering.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Hard times will pass but will not stop coming.
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When times are difficult, remind yourself that no pain comes to you without a purpose.
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Sometimes, you don’t have time to stop and smell the roses. Sometimes, life just isn’t that easy.
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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
– Abraham Lincoln
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Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
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One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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Don’t let your struggle become your identity.
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Poverty and adversity have produced many of the most successful people in the world.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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If you decide and will not to be defeated by hardship and adversity, good things will happen.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.
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Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
– William Arthur Ward
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In times like these it is good to remember that there have always been times like these.
– Paul Harvey
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Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
– C. S. Lewis
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More wisdom is acquired by people during hardship and adversity – and what is learned from failure tends to make people wiser.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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The more you learn from hardship and adversity, the more you are equipped to face the future.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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You can’t sit and wait for the storm to be over. You have to learn to dance in the rain.
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Wisdom comes through suffering.
– Aeschylus
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Bad luck either destroys you or makes you the man you really are.
– Jamie (The killing)
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Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
– Horace
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Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly.
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Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
– Zig Ziglar
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Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.
– Rumi
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Very often out of adversity that’s when the best work comes.
– Tom Cochrane
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Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
– Rose Kennedy
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Adversity has a way of introducing a man to himself.
– Shia LaBeouf
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Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
– Victor Hugo
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Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
– Victor Hugo
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Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
– Kahlil Gibran
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There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.”
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.
– Dalai Lama
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Adversity is a stimulus.
– James Broughton
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Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
– Publilius Syrus
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You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.
– Golda Meir
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Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
– Og Mandino
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There is no education like adversity.
– Benjamin Disraeli
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Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Despair brings wisdom while happiness yields no fruit.
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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
– Seneca
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Remember the great adversity of art or anything else is a hurried life.
– Robert James Waller
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I am a quiet man who grows through adversity.
– Jose Maria Aznar
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Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
– Henry Fielding
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In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
– Horace
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Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
– Thomas Carlyle
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Adversity is the first path to truth.
– Lord Byron
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Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
– Aesop
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Adversity doesn’t build your character. Adversity reveals your character.
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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
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What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.
– Wayne Dyer
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You get to know who you really are in a crisis.
– Oprah Winfrey
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When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.
– Dalai Lama
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Adversity is like a cloud, it is temporary and will move on, and goals are like stars, they are always there. So keep your eyes on the stars.
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Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.
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The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
– Seneca
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Turn adversity into triumph.
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You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.
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Things are not always easy. Sometimes you have to suck it up, tough it out and hang in there.
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If it never rains, you will stop noticing the sunshine.
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Difficulty shows what men are.
– Epictetus
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Misfortunes never come singly.
– Anne Frank
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When things aren’t adding up in your life, start subtracting.
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There is a limit to the hardship that you can bear and there is a limit to the ease that you can handle.
Allah knows both your limits better than you.
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Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture. – Kak Sri
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If you’re not there during my struggle don’t be there during my success in life.
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Don’t regret the bad times, they have shown you that you are strong enough to overcome them and appreciate the good times.
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I’m thankful for every day I am living. No matter how hard your days are and your life has been. Think to your self and tell yourself “There’s others that have been through worse and go through worse in life”.
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This is your life, not theirs, don’t worry about what people think, do what you like. People gonna hate you, judge you, break you, but how strong you stand, that’s what makes defines you and make you stand strong in the time of adversity.
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The worse the passage the more welcome the port.
– Thomas Fuller
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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
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When life is fair to you, it is hard to know who loves you or hate you. People knows their friends and enemies during hardship.
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Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
– A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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If you’re going to go through hell… I suggest you come back learning something.
– Drew Barrymore
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Difficulties prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
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Adversity breeds toughness and toughness breeds success.
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Adversity causes some men to break: others to break records.
~ William Arthur Ward
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The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
~ Walt Disney
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If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
~ Anne Bradstreet
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Adversity is the first path to truth.
~ Lord Byron
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Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
~ Henry Fielding
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What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
~ Frank A. Clark
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The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.
~ Henry Ward Beecher
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The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.
~ William Shakespeare,
Othello
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Hardships make or break people.
~ Margaret Mitchell
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There is no education like adversity.
~ Benjamin Disraeli
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We only falter in the face of adversity, If we beileve in adversity.
~ Eleesha
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Any man can win when things go his way, It's the man who overcomes adversity that is the true champion.
~ Jock Ewing
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Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss contains it's own seed, it's own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
~ Og Mandino
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Adversity introduces a man to himself.
~ H. L. Mencken
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To stand alone against all adversity is the most sacred moment of existence.
~ Frank Herbert
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If we had no winter the spring would not be so pleasant; If we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
~ Anne Bradstreet
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Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
~ Thomas Carlyle
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Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
~ William Arthur Ward
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Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
~ Arthur Golden
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Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
~ Zig Ziglar
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Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.
~ Napoleon Hill
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Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.
~ James Todd Smith
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Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
~ George Washington
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Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
~ John Wooden
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There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
~ Malcolm X
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