Adversity Quotes and Sayings

Adversity makes you realize that you are weak & must reform.

Submitted by: Muhammad Saqib Al Wadaudi on April 28, 2018

Adversities are not confining walls, but tunnels to pass through.

Submitted by: Maduwa Thabo on May 30, 2017

This is your life, not theirs, don’t worry about what people think, do what you like. People gonna hate you, judge you, break you, but how strong you stand, that’s what makes defines you and make you stand strong in the time of adversity.

The worse the passage the more welcome the port.
Thomas Fuller

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Walt Disney

Difficulty shows what men are.

When life is fair to you, it is hard to know who loves you or hate you. People knows their friends and enemies during hardship.

Submitted by: Micheal Ogunsanmi on September 27, 2015

Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
– A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

If you’re going to go through hell… I suggest you come back learning something.
Drew Barrymore

Misfortunes never come singly.
Anne Frank

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

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

In times like these it is good to remember that there have always been times like these.
– Paul Harvey

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.

Difficulties prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.


Hard times will pass but will not stop coming.

Submitted by: adesokan raymond on July 30, 2014

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

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

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

Don’t let your struggle become your identity.

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

A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.

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

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.


Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
– C. S. Lewis

When things aren’t adding up in your life, start subtracting.

There is a limit to the hardship that you can bear and there is a limit to the ease that you can handle.
Allah knows both your limits better than you.

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

More wisdom is acquired by people during hardship and adversity – and what is learned from failure tends to make people wiser.
Dr T.P.Chia

Submitted by: Ivy Lee on July 4, 2013

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