Adversity Quotes

Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. -FRANCIS BACON

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

Everyone has to have either this or that problem, if he can't find any problem, he loses all reason for living. - GAO XINGJIAN

A little bit of pain is good for you. I feel alive. Everybody needs struggle. Once you overcome an obstacle, you springboard into the future. Life is interesting and short and it's not supposed to be easy, and if it is, you're probably just in denial and you're existing here like a zombie. - PAMELA ANDERSON

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

One must not try to trick misfortune, but resign oneself to it with good grace. – ARISTOPHANES

How adversity dot hope the eye! A moon can be seen by day as well as by night; but, to see the stars, you must be in darkness. - IVAN PANIN

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health. CARL JUNG

That thorny path, those stormy skies,
Have drawn our spirits nearer;
And rendered us, by sorrow's ties,
Each to the other dearer. - BERNARD BARTON

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the New. - FRANCIS BACON
It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end… because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing… this shadow. Even darkness must pass. – SAM

Prosperity gathers smiles, while adversity scatters them. - WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY

People never fail to amaze me. They face the unimaginable with a shot of grace and a rush of adrenaline; they steel their nerves; they summon their cool or anger or faith or whatever it takes to pull them through, and they go on to live another day. - OPRAH WINFREY

There is an elasticity in the human mind, capable of bearing much, but which will not show itself, until a certain weight of affliction be put upon it; its powers may be compared to those vehicles whose springs are so contrived that they get on smoothly enough when loaded, but jolt confoundedly when they have nothing to bear. - CHARLES CALEB COLTON

As the paper though it entereth the press white, yet when it cometh forth black is eagerly sought to be perused; so do thou let thy life, though darkened by adversity, be made all the more useful to thy fellows. - IVAN PANIN

A spiritually optimistic point of view holds that the universe is woven out of a fabric of love. Everything that is happening is ultimately for the good if we're willing to face it head-on and use our adversities for soul growth. JOAN BORYSENKO

The shade of faith and the cloak of true godliness is the best equipage for the storm of adversity. - WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY

That which does not kill me makes me stronger. - FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

There is not unmitigated ill in the sharpest of this world's sorrows;
I touch not the sore of thy guilt; but of human griefs I counsel thee,
Cast off the weakness of regret, and gird thee to redeem thy loss:
Thou has gained, in the furnace of affliction, self-knowledge, patience and humility,
And these be as precious ore, that waiteth the skill of the coiner:
Despise not the blessings of adversity, nor the gain thou hast earned so hardly,
And now thou hast drained the bitter, take heed that thou lose not the sweet. - MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER

Let not adversity oppress thee: be rather like unto the nail; the farther 'tis hammered, the firmer it holds. - IVAN PANIN

Keen adversity is the best crucible in which to try a man's integrity. - WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY

All have their miseries.... He is not truly a man who has not experienced adversity. - EDWARD COUNSEL

Adversity is the mint in which God stamps upon man his image and superscription. - HENRY WARD BEECHER

In estimating the adversities of life, we would seldom have much reason to complain of the evils we suffer, did we understand the dangers we daily escape. - NORMAN MACDONALD

It is often better to have a great deal of harm happen to one than a little; a great deal may rouze you to remove, what a little will only accustom you to endure. - FULKE GREVILLE

The truth is that adversity is a part of most days. Whether you are ultimately weakened or strengthened by each event, or the accumulation of events, will depend on you first mastering the ability to Take It On! - ERIK WEIHENMAYER

If afflictions refine some, they consume others. - THOMAS FULLER