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Positive Quotes about Adversity

Let these Adversity quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

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

Related topics: Values Honor Self

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 PHOTO

Today, when the winds of adversity blow strong,
redirect their force into the
service of your highest intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our mettle is tested by storms,
not by calm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Adversity can crush our spirit -
or strengthen it - it is our choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Protect your vision.
Prevail over adversity.
Persevere in the midst of turmoil.
Passionately act upon your convictions.
Purposely walk into the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

 

Be open to the goodness of life -
even in the midst of apparent adversity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

God sometimes does try to the uttermost
those whom he wishes to bless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Life is truly known only to those who suffer,
lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

Friendship that flows from the heart
cannot be frozen by adversity,
as the water that flows from the spring
cannot congeal in winter.
- James Fenimore Cooper

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

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward

I think really what I'm saying is that I thrive on adversity.
- Richard Marx

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty,
a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity,
and a wife in misfortune.
- Chanakya

Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in
the face of awful adversity.
Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.
- Silvia Cartwright

There is no education like adversity.
- Benjamin Disraeli

For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in
the furnace of adversity.
- George Santayana

Whatever changes the new era brings,
whatever new pathways we take,
I am sure that our special relationship with America -
forged in adversity,
will not change.
- Mary McAleese

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
- Boethius

The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity,
as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I'll say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it,
and that's more than I can say for prosperity.
- Kin Hubbard

Constant success shows us but one side of the world;
adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity,
controls youth, and delights old age.
- Lactantius

Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity;
nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
- Plutarch

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
- Victor Hugo

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity
or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.
- C. S. Lewis

I desire an special interest in your prayers that my
faith fail not in the day of adversity.
- John Hawley

Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world.
It means resilience in the face of adversity.
It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.
- Brad Henry

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes,
and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
- Horace

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
- King Solomon

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
- William Hazlitt

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

In the adversity of our best friends we often find
something that does not displease us.
- Brigham Young

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
- Horace

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.
- Rosalind Russell

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
- Charles Caleb Colton

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity 'til he has tasted adversity.
- Sa'Di

Fire is the test of gold; adversity,
of strong men.
- Martha Graham

He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.
- William Samuel Johnson

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
- Publilius Syrus

In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage.
In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
- Robert Collier

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
- Og Mandino

You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.
- Golda Meir

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

Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable
that this testing continues during life.
- Walter Annenberg

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our
appreciation of the right.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I'm used to adversity and working really well in difficult situations.
It was hard for me to accept the success.
- Paula Cole

Adversity is a stimulus.
- James Broughton

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity.
But we now face a task for which we have little experience,
the task of surviving prosperity.
- Alan Gregg

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

Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
- Abu Bakr

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which
a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
- Samuel Johnson

He who does not tire, tires adversity.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

Adversity leads us to think properly of our state,
and so is most beneficial to us.
- Samuel Johnson

Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity.
Prosperity is what is doing us in.
- James Reston

I have definitely gone through my ups and downs and
faced my adversity and my nay-sayers,
but managed to do all right.
It is a pretty classic tale.
- Steve Nash

Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity;
but strong and deep ones have two high tides.
- David Hare

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

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

Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity.
- Periander

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

Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess
an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward.
- Wilma Mankiller

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter
consciousness during adversity.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache,
carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or greater Benefit.
- Napolean Hill

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

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

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday.
You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
- Epicurus


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