Adversity Quotes

Difficulties, hardships, hard times we all face them in life. Let these adversity quotes encourage you and let them show you there are benefits to be found when we encounter these challenging times in our lives.

Adversity in our life may seem like a problem, however, adversity can make us grow and learn, an opportunity that we may never have experienced. It all depends on how you look at it.
Opportunity   |

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.
Og Mandino
Words of Encouragement   |  

"Between adversity and our response is a space. In that space are the power and freedom to choose to crumble, or to elevate both ourselves and others, as these two authors do by sharing their work with us."
Stephen R. Covey
Choices   |  

"Like a sculptor chipping away at the marble, adversity is what chips and crafts us into who we are and what we become."
Nick DiNardo, The Game of Adversity: 8 Practices To Turn Life's Toughest Moments Into Your Greatest Opportunities
Being Yourself   |  

"And as we go through times of adversity and seasons of victory and emerge on the other side, if we trust in Him we discover more about who we are, who God is, and how God works."
Paula White, Dare to Dream: Understand God's Design for Your Life
Adversity and God   |  

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as
 much as adversity has. Billy Graham
Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.
Billy Graham
Inspirational Quotes  |  

Today everyone faces mounting adversities, and these increasing demands on human capacity require us all to develop new capacity in the form of higher-level skills and accessible wisdom.
Paul G. Stoltz PhD, . Adversity Quotient Work: Finding Your Hidden Capacity For Getting Things Done
Knowledge   |  

No doubt you will easily be able to identify people you could describe as resilient, those whom adversity has somehow strengthened. It is not that these people do not struggle, but they are not bitter and twisted by the experiences of life; instead, they are more open and loving.
Justine Allain-Chapman, Resilient Pastors: The role of adversity in healing and growth
Experience   |  

Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.
William Arthur Ward
Funny Quotes about Life   |  

Truth be told, you will never really know just how strong and adamant you are unless adversity strikes. Then you learn courage, you build resilience, you learn to persevere, you build character.
T. Whitmore, Fearless: Embrace the Resistance (How Adversity Builds Character and Wisdom)
Courage   |  

The very conclusions we reach and the acceptance of the adversity as normal actually serves to perpetuate our adversity.
Richard T. Case, Adversity: But There's Hope Ahead
Quotes about Overcoming   |  

Like happiness and joy, adversity is also an inevitable part of life.
Simon Wright, Adversity To Achievement: Using Adversity As Motivation To Achieve Your Goals And Find Success In Life
Joy   |  

In some of my most difficult times, a well timed quote has offered a reality check and given me the courage to continue in the face of adversity.
Jonny Fox Inspirational Quotes: 365 Quotes for Daily Motivation
Quotations   |  

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with. Thomas Carlyle
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Thomas Carlyle
Inspirational Messages   |  

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary duty.
C.S. Lewis
Preparation   |  

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
Anger   |  

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
Perseverance   |  

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.
Bill Clinton
Never Quit Quotes   |  

When we find ourselves in difficult times, it is then that we begin to see the true us. The pressures from the outside show us the inside.
Richard N. Ledford II, Krista L. Abbott, Flourish In Adversity - How to Overcome Crisis and Adversity
Stress   |  

True 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
Friendship   |  

My daughter, while we have had adversity, we also have had more sweet memories that allow us to overcome the challenges we faced.
Ann Butler
Daughter   |  

"The wisest among us - the genuine leaders - smile in the face of adversity."
Robin Sharma, The Greatness Guide
Leadership   |  

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

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.
Samuel Daniel
Example  |  

Adversity increases your resourcefulness.
Simon Wright, Adversity To Achievement
Wise Quotes   |  

It is inevitable that you will encounter adversities and setbacks when you pursue your goals. The question is, how will the adversities and setbacks affect you?
Sam Silverstein, No More Excuses
Goal Quotes   |  

Just as silver linings can only be found on dark clouds, rays of hopes can be found, when one is facing hardships.
M. K. Soni
Hope   |  

If we never go through any valleys how will we know when we've reached a mountain top? How will we know if the mountain is even any good if all our lives we stay up on the mountain and never experience any valleys? I know we'd all like to avoid those "valleys" at all costs, but the most growth for anything happens during adversity.
Kim Bloomer from Adversity, What Is It Good For?
Good   |  

Adversity precedes growth.
Rosemarie Rossett
The Greatness of a Tree   |  

Adversity and loss can often become the rudder by which our life is steered to come closer to God. We re-prioritize and discover what really has importance, and what remains shallow and unworthy of our time and energies.
Pauline Creeden, 101 Notes of Thanksgiving
God   |  

He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.  Ben Jonson
He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.
Ben Jonson
The Farmer and The Old Mule   |  

. . . if you have an unrealistic or an unattainable goal, no matter how hard you try, you will never be able to achieve it. This in turn will have an adverse impact on your motivation levels and your inclination to work.
Brian Adams, Time Management
Motivation   |  

Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.
Scott Hamilton
Accomplishment   |  

It would be a safe wager to bet that most individuals do not prepare for the worst, or teach themselves to deal with the adversity posed by potential hazards.
Scott Colter, Psycology: Positive
Teacher   |  

It is inner serenity rooted in Christ to which circumstances and adversity may not disturb.
Aaron Mamuyac, 30 Prayers with the Names of Jesus
Prayer   |  

Adversity will teach you a lesson if you are listening and paying attention.
Andrew Wright, Self Help: 15 Ways You Can Instantly Improve Your Self Esteem!
Listening   |  

He knows about the adversity you face. Whatever it is. He is saying "trust me - I made you." The beautiful thing is - God knows how it ends, too.
Andrew Wright, Christian: How God Blows Me Away!
Trust   |  

It's about helping people achieve clarity and develop resilience in the face of adversity. I want to make a difference by guiding people towards a more fulfilling life.
Noel Rosos, From Garbage to Gold
Helping Others   |  

How to keep loving yourself through adversity and setbacks can make not only make you stronger, but you can also inspire others.
Christopher Epstein, Self Esteem: How to Love Yourself and Boost Your Self Confidence
Love   |  

Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Action   |  

I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.
Allen Klein
Laughter   |  

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.
Ulysses S. Grant
Friend   |  

We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.
Happy   |  

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

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Albert Schweitzer
Inspirational Thoughts   |  

Determination is not giving up when adversity strikes. Determination is seeing your dream or goal to completion.
Sullins Stuart, Imagine Believe Become: 3 Steps to Unleash Your Potential and Create the Life You Desire
Determination   |  

Welcome adversity and make it your strength.
Joseph Parker, The 33 Golden Rules: Successful Management by Winston Churchill
Faced With Adversity   |

Life is how we react to adversity, and in many cases, is richer because of hardships. Burman Clark
Life is how we react to adversity, and in many cases, is richer because of hardships.
Burman Clark
Life Quotes   |  

Martin Luther King knew a powerful secret. When others gave up chasing their dreams, when others told him that it was time to give up, he continued persevering through adversity.
Jake Anderson, Martin Luther King Greatest Quotes and Life Lessons
Martin Luther King Jr Quotes   |  

. . . happiness doesn't come from living a life free of adversity - a standard that is impossible to achieve. Rather, happiness comes from the contentment of knowing you have what it takes to overcome any adversity that will come your way.
Darrin Donnelly, Old School Grit: Times May Change, But the Rules for Success Never Do
Happiness   |  

Great leaders are decisive, courageous, and willing to take bold action. Great leaders never seem outwardly uncertain or indecisive but display complete confidence, especially in times of adversity.
Pat Williams, Vince Lombardi on Leadership
Confidence   |  

Even though Nelson Mandela was locked away for most of his adult life, twenty-seven years, for standing up against a government that neglected its people, he continued believing in the power of the people, fighting for a future where everyone was equal, and this was while he himself faced incredible adversity, locked away in a cell.
Jake Anderson, Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela Quotes   |  

That's the way character is formed - doing callisthenic feats with obstacles and adversities. I tell you the hard knocks are the nest eggs of our fortunes.
Martin Dasko, Failure To Launch No More: The Crash Course For Following Through On All Goals
Character   |  

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