Adversity Quotes and Sayings

Wisdom comes through suffering.

Bad luck either destroys you or makes you the man you really are.
– Jamie (The killing)

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Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly.

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Hugo

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

Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Kahlil Gibran


Very often out of adversity that’s when the best work comes.
– Tom Cochrane

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

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

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

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
Victor Hugo

There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.”
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.
Dalai Lama

Adversity is a stimulus.
– James Broughton

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
Publilius Syrus

You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.
– Golda Meir

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

There is no education like adversity.
Benjamin Disraeli

Despair brings wisdom while happiness yields no fruit.

Submitted by: Kyle Cotugno

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