Adversity Quotes and Sayings

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

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 on January 11, 2013

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

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

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

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

Submitted by: Sune Josefsen on May 8, 2013

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

Turn adversity into triumph.

Submitted by: rainbowcake on June 3, 2012

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

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

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 on March 14, 2013

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

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

Submitted by: Dan on December 1, 2012

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