Adversity Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

The more you learn from hardship and adversity, the more you are equipped to face the future.
Dr T.P.Chia

Submitted by: Ivy Lee on May 8, 2013

You can’t sit and wait for the storm to be over. You have to learn to dance in the rain.

Submitted by: Debbie Santiago on December 9, 2012

Wisdom comes through suffering.

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

Submitted by: some guy on September 8, 2012

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

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


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

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

Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.

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

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