Adversity Quotes (90) Spiritual Sayings

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Summary: Definition of Adversity. Adverse or unfavorable fortune or fate; a condition marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress: Friends will show their true colors in times of adversity. An adverse or unfortunate event or circumstance: You will meet many adversities in life.


“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” 
~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” 
~ Haruki Murakami

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” 
~ Maya Angelou

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” 
~ Edgar Allan Poe

“These are the times that try men's souls.” 
~ Thomas Paine, The American Crisis

“Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” 
~ Oprah Winfrey

“If the road is easy, you're likely going the wrong way.” 
~ Terry Goodkind

“Sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right.” 
~ Sherrilyn Kenyon

“No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.” 
~ Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man's abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.” 
~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“I love those who can smile in trouble...” 
~ Leonardo da Vinci

“If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.” 
~ Criss Jami, Killosophy

“I suppose sooner or later in the life of everyone comes a moment of trial. We all of us have our particular devil who rides us and torments us, and we must give battle in the end.” 
~ Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” 
~ Seneca

“Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment. ” 
~ Og Mandino

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.
~ William J. Clinton

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

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

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

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

Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one's journey is easy. It's how they handle it that makes people unique.
~ Kevin Conroy

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

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
~ William Shakespeare

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
~ Napoleon Hill

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

The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!
~ Joyce Meyer

A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures.
~ James E. Faust

Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.
~ Stephen Covey

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
~ Lou Holtz

Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.
~ W. Clement Stone

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

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

Adversity is the first path to truth.
~ Lord Byron

Everyone goes through adversity in life, but what matters is how you learn from it.
~ Lou Holtz

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man... It is more powerful than external circumstances.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Adversity has a way of introducing a man to himself.
~ Shia LaBeouf

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

There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
~ Washington Irving

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

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
~ Rose Kennedy

There is no education like adversity.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
~ Aristotle

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
~ Horace

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

By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
~ Mark Twain

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

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

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
~ Francis Bacon

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
~ Francis Bacon

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

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. 
~ M. Kathleen Casey

If you're going through hell, keep going. 
~ Winston Churchill

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
~ Mother Teresa

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. 
~ Harry Golden

We acquire the strength we have overcome. 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it. 
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.
~ Jewish Proverb

Turn your wounds into wisdom. 
~ Oprah Winfrey

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. 
~ Kenji Miyazawa

Bad is never good until worse happens. 
~ Danish Proverb

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

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. 
~ Theodore Rubin

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering. 
~ Colette 

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. 
~ African Proverb

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
~ Michel de Montaigne

It's not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line. 
~ Ashleigh Brilliant

Adversity is the first path to truth.
~ Lord Byron

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
~ Duke Ellington

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities. 
~ Sophocles

Problems are messages. 
~ Shakti Gawain

Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even. 
~ Quintus Horatius Flaccus

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity 'til he has tasted adversity. 
~ Saʿdī

Real pain can alone cure us of imaginary ills. We feel a thousand miseries till we are lucky enough to feel misery. 
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Everybody ought to do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice. 
~ William James

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things. 
~ Henry Ward Beecher

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. 
~ Helen Keller

If the thunder is not loud, the peasant forgets to cross himself. 
~ Russian Proverb

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

If you want a place in the sun, you've got to expect a few blisters. 
~ Abigail van Buren

May you get what you wish for. 
~ Old Chinese Curse

You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. 
~ Walt Schmidt

Sometimes a man is intensely, even passionately, attached to suffering — that is a fact. 
~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. 
~ Henry David Thoreau

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