64 Adversity Quotes

64 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.

Published by: Catherine Pulsifer and Ben Gillison

  1. 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. Catherine Pulsifer
  2. You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. Epicurus
  3. Think of this day like the growth of a tree. Growing stronger and able to face adversity of the winds and storms with the experience that each year brings. Much happiness and love comes your way on this very special day. Catherine Pulsifer
    Birthday Wishes
  4. Adversity, which looks and feels like such a determined enemy, can become a valuable ally. Only you can decide which it will be. Joni Eareckson Tada, 31 Days Toward Overcoming Adversity
  5. The story of the United States was not written by people who were handed everything. It was written by people reinventing their lives after encountering adversity – by immigrants and cast-offs from foreign lands who took a leap of faith to make a new start in a new land. Rick Pitino, Rebound Rules: The Art of Success 2.0
    New Start
  6. Because adversity alone has the unique power to inspire exceptional clarity, purge any vestiges of lethargy, refocus your priorities, hone your character, and unleash your most potent forces. Erik Weihenmayer, Paul Stoltz, The Adversity Advantageadversity
  7. Adversity is friendship’s truest test. R2 Come Home – Star War QuotesAdversity
    Friendship Poems
  8. The point is that we can make choices that help us to move forward through adversity, or we may make choices that assist others to move beyond or through some of life’s issues. Byron Pulsifer, Choices We All Make Them
  9. 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
  10. How quickly and responsibly we react to adversity is far more important 
than the adversity itself.  Jim Rohn

  11. How quickly and responsibly we react to adversity is far more important than the adversity itself. Jim Rohn, The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle
    Quote of the Day  
  12. “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
  13. “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
  14. “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
    Trust God
  15. Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as
 much as adversity has. Billy Graham

  16. Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has. Billy Graham
    Inspirational Quotes
  17. I don’t want to be a genius – I have enough problems just trying to be a man. Albert Camus
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
    Quotes about Being Strong
  21. 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
  22. Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.  William Arthur Ward

  23. Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records. William Arthur Ward
    Funny Quotes about Life
  24. Like happiness and joy, adversity is also an inevitable part of life. imon Wright, Adversity To Achievement
  25. 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
  26. Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary duty. C.S. Lewis
  27. 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
  28. Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with. Thomas Carlyle

  29. Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with. Thomas Carlyle
    Inspirational Messages
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. Tenacity and adversity are old foes.  Chinese Proverb

  34. Tenacity and adversity are old foes. Chinese Proverb
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. “The wisest among us – the genuine leaders – smile in the face of adversity.” Robin Sharma, The Greatness Guide
  38. All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, 
have strengthened me... Walt Disney

  39. “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…” Walt Disney
  40. 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
  41. Adversity increases your resourcefulness. Simon Wright, Adversity To Achievement
    Wise Quotes
  42. 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
  43. Adversity precedes growth.  Rosemarie Rossett

  44. Adversity precedes growth. Rosemarie Rossett
    Growth Quotes
  45. 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
  46. 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?
  47. 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
  48. He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.  Ben Jonson

  49. He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity. Ben Jonson
    Positive Quotes
  50. . . . 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
  51. Everything that I’ve ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance. Scott Hamilton
  52. 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
  53. It is inner serenity rooted in Christ to which circumstances and adversity may not disturb. Aaron Mamuyac, 30 Prayers with the Names of Jesus
  54. Adversity will teach you a lesson if you are listening and paying attention. Andrew Wright

  55. Adversity will teach you a lesson if you are listening and paying attention. Andrew Wright, Self Help
    Life Lessons  
  56. 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!
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  60. Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched. Tacitus
  64. Turn adversity into purpose. Layla Herzak

  65. Turn adversity into purpose. Layla Herzak, Life purpose, the path of success and happiness
  66. 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
  67. One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. Albert Schweitzer
    Inspirational Thoughts
  68. 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
  69. Welcome adversity and make it your strength.  Joseph Parker

  70. Welcome adversity and make it your strength. Joseph Parker, The 33 Golden Rules: Successful Management by Winston Churchill
    Quotes to Live By
  71. 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
  72. 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
  73. Life is how we react to adversity, and in many cases, is richer because of hardships. Burman Clark
    Life Quotes
  74. . . . 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
  75. 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
  76. 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

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