84 Adversity Quotes

84 Adversity Quotes

“Welcome to a world of inspiration, resilience, and unwavering determination. In the face of life’s greatest challenges, we often discover our true strength and character. This page is a tribute to the indomitable spirit of those who have not only weathered the storms of adversity but have also emerged stronger, wiser, and more resilient. Here, you’ll find a collection of profound quotes and wisdom that remind us that adversity is not the end of our story; rather, it’s a pivotal chapter that shapes us into the remarkable individuals we are meant to become. Join us on a journey of reflection, motivation, and empowerment as we explore the profound wisdom that adversity unveils.

Published by: Catherine Pulsifer and Ben Gillison

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Albert Einstein

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

You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. Epicurus

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

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

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

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

Adversity is friendship’s truest test. R2 Come Home – Star War QuotesAdversity
Friendship Poems

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

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

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  

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

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
Trust God

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

I don’t want to be a genius – I have enough problems just trying to be a man. Albert Camus

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

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

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

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

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

Like happiness and joy, adversity is also an inevitable part of life. imon Wright, Adversity To Achievement

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tenacity and adversity are old foes. Chinese Proverb

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

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

The wisest among us – the genuine leaders – smile in the face of adversity.” Robin Sharma, The Greatness Guide

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…” Walt Disney

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

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

Adversity precedes growth. Rosemarie Rossett
Growth 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

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?

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

He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity. Ben Jonson
Positive Quotes

. . . 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

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

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

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

Adversity will teach you a lesson if you are listening and paying attention. Andrew Wright, Self Help
Life Lessons  

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!

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

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

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

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

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

Turn adversity into purpose. Layla Herzak, Life purpose, the path of success and happiness

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

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

Welcome adversity and make it your strength. Joseph Parker, The 33 Golden Rules: Successful Management by Winston Churchill
Quotes to Live By

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

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

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

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

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

Adversity is the first path to truth.
Lord Byron

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

Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Jean de La Bruyère

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
Rose Kennedy

The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it.

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

Adversity is the mother of progress.
Mahatma Gandhi

The darkest hour has only sixty minutes.”
Morris Mandel

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Henry Ford

Adversity is not a detour. It is part of the path.

Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased.
Joel Osteen

Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.
Elizabeth Hardwick

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

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

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

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Elbert Hubbard

The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot.
Benny Lewis

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