Adversity Quotes and Sayings

The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, and struggle to reach the light.

Gems cannot be polished without friction nor a man perfected without adversity.

Submitted by: divine vergara on February 7, 2008

You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.

One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
Henry Ward Beecher

Hard times will pass but will not stop coming.

Submitted by: adesokan raymond on July 30, 2014

Adversity is a hard but great teacher in life – it either builds you up or breaks you down. Adversity has produced many of the most successful people in the world. Adversity has defeated many inspiring and clever people. Adversity harasses the weak but surrenders to those who are determined, persistent and persevering.
Dr T.P.Chia

Submitted by: Dr T.P.Chia on April 11, 2013

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

When times are difficult, remind yourself that no pain comes to you without a purpose.

Poverty and adversity have produced many of the most successful people in the world.
Dr T.P.Chia

Sometimes, you don’t have time to stop and smell the roses. Sometimes, life just isn’t that easy.

Submitted by: Zina Black on February 19, 2013

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.


A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.

Don’t let your struggle become your identity.

If you decide and will not to be defeated by hardship and adversity, good things will happen.
Dr T.P.Chia

Submitted by: Ivy Lee on February 21, 2014

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

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