Adversity Quotes and Sayings

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

Remember the great adversity of art or anything else is a hurried life.
– Robert James Waller

I am a quiet man who grows through adversity.
– Jose Maria Aznar

Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
– Henry Fielding

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.

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

Adversity is the first path to truth.
Lord Byron

Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.


Adversity doesn’t build your character. Adversity reveals your character.

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

What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.
Wayne Dyer

You get to know who you really are in a crisis.
Oprah Winfrey

When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.
Dalai Lama

Adversity is like a cloud, it is temporary and will move on, and goals are like stars, they are always there. So keep your eyes on the stars.

Submitted by: Tapiwa Manyange

Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.

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

Turn adversity into triumph.

Submitted by: rainbowcake

You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.

Things are not always easy. Sometimes you have to suck it up, tough it out and hang in there.

Submitted by: Dan

If it never rains, you will stop noticing the sunshine.

Submitted by: Sune Josefsen

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