Top 100 famous and motivational adversity quotes and Proverbs

Top 100 famous and motivational adversity quotes and Proverbs

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A bad grade is only one letter in the Essay of life.  — Lee Drake,adversity quotes


A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.  — Author Unknown


A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind. — John Neal


A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. — Chinese Proverb,adversity quotes


A gentleman can withstand hardships; it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet. — Confucius


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


A man I am cross'd with adversity. — William Shakespeare ,adversity quotes


A man is a god in ruins. — Ralph Waldo Emerson,adversity quotes


A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity. — Saadi


A new wound makes all the old ones ache again.  — Mignon McLaughlin,adversity quotes


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


A reasonable amount o fleas is good for a dog  keeps him from brooding over being a dog, maybe. — Edward Noyes Westcott


A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner. — English Proverb,adversity quotes


A stumble may prevent a fall. — English Proverb


A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it. — Chinese Proverb


A wounded deer leaps the highest. — Emily Dickinson,adversity quotes


Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him. — Edgar Watson Howe ,adversity quotes


Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. — William James


Adversities do not make a man frail. They show what sort of man he is. — Thomas p Kempis


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


Adversity does teach who your real friends are. — Lois McMaster Bujold,adversity quotes


Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth. — Soren Kierkegaard


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


Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist  it reduces him to his fighting weight. — Josh Billings


Adversity introduces a man to himself. — Anonymous ,adversity quotes


Adversity is a fact of life. It can't be controlled. What we can control is how we react to it. — Anonymous


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. — Jean Jacques Rousseau


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, Memoirs of a Geisha


Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity. — Thomas Carlyle


Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with. — Robert Leighton,adversity quotes


Adversity is the first path to truth. — Lord Byron


Adversity is the mother of progress. — Mahatma Gandhi,adversity quotes


Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then. — Samuel Johnson


Adversity is the touchstone of friendship. — French Proverb,adversity quotes


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


Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it. — Horace,adversity quotes


Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.  — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Maxims and Reflections


All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune. — Henry David Thoreau,adversity quotes


All sunshine makes the desert. — Arabian Proverb


Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. — Og Mandino,adversity quotes


An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it's going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.  — Author Unknown


As long as you keep getting born, it's alright to die some times.  — Orson Scott Card


Aspiring minds must sometimes sustain loss. — Plato,adversity quotes


Bad is never good until worse happens.  — Danish Proverb,adversity quotes


Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things.  — Robert Service


Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity. — Chilo,adversity quotes


Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?  — Rose F. Kennedy


But if everything was always smooth and perfect, you'd get too used to that, you know? You have to have a little bit of disorganization now and then. Otherwise, you'll never really enjoy it when things go right.” ― Sarah Dessen


By courage I repel adversity. — Anonymous,adversity quotes


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


Calamity, n. A more than commonly plain and unmistakable reminder that the affairs of this life are not of our own ordering.  — Ambrose Bierce


Convert difficulties into opportunities, for difficulties are divine surgeries to make you better.  — Author Unknown


Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll. — Author Unknown


Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.  — Josephine Hart,adversity quotes


Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.  — Edwin Markham


Despair is anger with no place to go.  — Mignon McLaughlin,adversity quotes


Determination, patience and courage are the only things needed to improve any situation. — Author Unknown


Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.  — Seneca,adversity quotes


Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion. — Christian Nestell Bovee


Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires — disruptions in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way.  — Bernie S. Siegel


Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember: A kite rises against the wind rather than with it. — Author Unknown


Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.  — Gilbert Keith Chesterton,adversity quotes


Don’t let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.  — Author Unknown


Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars.  — Violeta Parra,adversity quotes


Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart. — Myla Kabat-Zinn


Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain…. [A]ccept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields….  — Khalil Gibran, The Prophet


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


Every calamity is a spur and a valuable hint. — Ralph Waldo Emerson,adversity quotes


Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. — Og Mandino


Every flower must grow through dirt.  — Proverb,adversity quotes


Every path hath a puddle.  — George Herbert


Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.  — Norman Vincent Peale


Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before. — James Buckham,adversity quotes


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


Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. — Seneca


Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.  — Author Unknown,adversity quotes


Fractures well cured make us more strong. — Ralph Waldo Emerson,adversity quotes


Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it. — Cicero,adversity quotes


God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with.  — Henry Ward Beecher,adversity quotes


Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life. — French Proverb


Hardships make or break people.” ― Margaret Mitchell,adversity quotes


Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargained for.  — Stanislaus I, Maxims


He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. — Ben Jonson,adversity quotes


He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter. — Henry Fielding


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


I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. — Jewish Proverb,adversity quotes


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


I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them. — Boris Pasternak


I guess if you take away the pain in life it means having no beauty to hope for.  — Daniel,adversity quotes


I had a lover's quarrel with the world.  — Robert Frost


I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams. — Jonas Salk


I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. — Agatha Christie


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,adversity quotes


I love those who can smile in trouble…” ― Leonardo da Vinci,adversity quotes


I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.  — Andre Gide


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


I think the challenge is to take…difficult and painful times and turn them into something beneficial, something that makes you grow. — Michelle Akers


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


If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures. — Author Unknown


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


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


If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. — Frank A. Clark,adversity quotes


If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. — Mary Engelbreit


If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.  — Quoted in P.S. I Love You


If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes.  — The Houghton Line, November 1965


If you're going through hell, keep going.  — Winston Churchill,adversity quotes


If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change. If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change.  — John A. Simone, Sr.


I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship. — Louisa May Alcott,adversity quotes


In adversity remember to keep an even mind. — Horace


In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.  — John Churton Collins

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