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Adversity refers to a adverse or unfavorable fortune or fate. Adversity means a situation marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress. Adversity defines an adverse or unfortunate event or circumstance. Adversity tests your courage, patience and dedication. Adversity often makes us stronger than ever. Adversity is the mother of all heroes. This is a collection of 100+ Adversity quotes and sayings.


Adversity is the first path to truth. - Lord Byron
As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people. - Joseph B. Wirthlin
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln
A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures. - James E. Faust
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters. - Victor Hugo
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. - William Shakespeare
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity. - Lou Holtz
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. - Horace
In adversity remember to keep an even mind. - Horace
You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. - Golda Meir
Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great. - Rose Kennedy
Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. - Og Mandino
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. - William Arthur Ward
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with. - Thomas Carlyle
Everyone goes through adversity in life, but what matters is how you learn from it. - Lou Holtz
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. - Aristotle
Grit your teeth and smile. In the face of adversity, go. They don't deserve you. - Christine Lagarde
Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. - Arthur Golden
Turning feelings into words can help us process and overcome adversity. - Sheryl Sandberg
In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. - John Churton Collins
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. - King Solomon
Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless. - Scott Hamilton
The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man... It is more powerful than external circumstances. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends. - Plutarch
Adversity isn't an obstacle that we need to get around in order to resume living our life. It's part of our life. - Aimee Mullins
Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides. - David Hare
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. - Horace
Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity. - Abu Bakr
Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has. - Billy Graham
He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity. - Ben Jonson
A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity 'til he has tasted adversity. - Saadi
Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not. - Henry Fielding
We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
You're going to face adversity. It's not if - it's when. - Andre Ward
There is no education like adversity. - Benjamin Disraeli
Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not. - Henry Fielding
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity. - Charles Caleb Colton
Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
It is definitely true that adversity and hardship are not evenly distributed. - Sheryl Sandberg
In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that does not displease us. - Brigham Young
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable. -Tacitus
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. - Cesare Pavese
You have to handle adversity well. There are roadblocks you will have to fight through. - Zach LaVine
Adversity is a stimulus. - James Broughton
He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity. - William Samuel Johnson
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes. - Francis Bacon
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. - Publilius Syrus
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful. - Zig Ziglar
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater. - William Hazlitt
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity. - Plutarch
Adversity creates comedy. - Darren Star
Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable that this testing continues during life. - Walter Annenberg
I definitely thrive off adversity. I know it's always up from there. - Caroline Buchanan
Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age. - Lactantius
Very often out of adversity that's when the best work comes. - Tom Cochrane
Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity. - Periander
Remember the great adversity of art or anything else is a hurried life. - Robert James Waller
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln
Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. - Edgar Allan Poe
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. - Seneca
Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength. - Roy T. Bennett
Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty. - Thomas S. Monson
Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age. - Aristotle
Finding the lesson behind every adversity will be the one important thing that helps get you through it. - Roy T. Bennett
Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it. - Niels Bohr
Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance. - Abigail Adams
Every challenge, every adversity, contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth. - Roy Bennett
Life with trials hard may press me; Heaven will bring me sweeter rest. - Henry F. Lyte
Difficulties are what makes it honorable and interesting to be alive. - Florida Scott-Maxwell
The answer to every adversity lies in courageously moving forward with faith. - Edmond Mbiaka
In the ashes of adversity, lies opportunity. - S.L. Coelho
From the mud of adversity grows the lotus of joy. - Carolyn Marsden
Adversity is the mother of prosperity. - Tare Munzara
I had long believed adversity was the greatest teacher, but I learnt that nothing teaches you more about life than death. - Alex Staniforth
People become great only in the face of adversity. - Dragos Bratasanu
FACING LIFE’S TRIALS, CHALLENGES AND DIFFICULTIES, IS THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH LIFE.
Perseverance is one of the keys to overcome the adverse circumstances of life. - Dina Rolle
Attack and adversity contribute to national cohesion in a way that success and affluence do not. - Jan Dalley
Suffering is so real & I walk amongst so many who have no idea how much my soul is aching to be healed. - Nikki Rowe
Adversity does more than build character. It changes the way we see the world. - Michael R. French
When life's adversities overwhelm you, look beyond your circumstances with an absolute trust that God is in control. - Mamur Mustapha
It is not because things are difficult that we dare not undertake them. Be then bold in spirit. Indulge no doubts, for doubts are traitors. - L.G. Abell
And in the face of adversity always remember your light shines brightest in the dark. - Nomzamo Nhlumayo
There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain. - Roy Bennett
Passions cannot take wings in adversity, and adversities remain prevalent because of dormant passions. - Girdhar Joshi
Integrity, wisdom, skill, intelligence – such things are forged in adversity. - Mencius
The more I learn the less I know but once you learn adversity is opportunity all you do is grow. - Jeff Valender
We learn much by tribulation, and by adversity our hearts are made better. - Bishop Milton
The journey to success makes prisoners of those who see adversities as dead-end roads. - Edmond Mbiaka
Open your umbrella of creativity when glaring heat of adversity hits you unaware. - Angelica Hopes
The most difficult adversary I have ever faced happens to look just like me. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
When you anticipate adversity, you can then plan for adversity. You may never gain control of it, but you can keep it from controlling you. - T Jay Taylor
One of the greatest gift you can give another human being whi is going through adversity is HOPE. - Shaka Senghor
Character and Professionalism can only be seen when faced with adversity. - Thaddeus L Edwards
Accept the fullness in life's balance, which demands that there are positive gifts along with adversity. - Bryant McGill
Difficulty creates the opportunity for self-reflection and compassion. - Suzan-Lori Parks
Even out of severe difficulty, some positive things come. - Jose Carreras
The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Gain strength through adversity. - James A. Murphy
If you see adversity arriving at your game field, time to put on your pads and let see how well you can tackle adversity. - Kevin Abromitis
Adversity is the litmus of faith. - Cash Peters
Children do not dwell on the ordinary harshness of life, even as they suffer through it. - Vahan Zanoyan
The utility of adversity is to draw inspiration, wisdom and strength from it. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Struggle is the meaning of life; defeat or victory is in the hands of God. But struggle itself is man’s duty and should be his joy. - Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III
Adversity gives you the opportunity to exhibit godly character. - Jim George
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