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Facing Adversity Quotes


"Adversity defines true character." - Ray Lewis

"Adversity makes strange bedfellows." - William Shakespeare

"Prosperity often presages adversity." - Hosea Ballou

"Adversity creates heroes." - Picabo Street

"Adversity is a stimulus." - James Broughton

"You don't play 162 games without facing some adversity during the course of the year." - Tom Glavine

"Adversity is a good school." - Charlotte Bronte

"Out of adversity comes opportunity." - Benjamin Franklin

"Why do we dread adversity when we know that facing it is the only way to become stronger, smarter, better?" - John Wooden

"We are facing extreme volatility." - Carlos Ghosn

"In any adversity gold can find friends." - Amelia Barr

"Art is man's refuge from adversity." - Menander

"Adversity tests the sincerity of friends" - Aesop

"In adversity man is saved by hope." - Bill Vaughan

"adversity is so rough a teacher!" - Fanny Fern

"In our adversity, God shouts to us." - C S Lewis

"What a testing of character adversity is." - Harry Emerson Fosdick

"A little adversity can't hold me down." - Lamar Odom

"Many can bear adversity, but few contempt." - Proverbs

"Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue." - Francis Bacon

"Good things are often birthed from adversity." - Robert A Schuller

"Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity." - Periander

"Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them." - Publilius Syrus

"Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters." - Victor Hugo

"Through adversity we find our better self." - Michelle Waterson

"Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it." - Horace

"I don't like drawing characters facing right." - Stephan Pastis

"Usually life's greatest gifts come wrapped in adversity." - Richard Paul Evans

"The English nation is never so great as in adversity." - Benjamin Disraeli

"In the middle of adversity there is great opportunity." - Albert Einstein

"Prosperity demands of us more prudence and moderation than adversity." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Sisters are a shield against life's cruel adversity." - Nancy Mitford

"Trust reverses the detours of adversity into highways of destiny." - Beth Moore

"Within every adversity is an equal and opposite benefit." - Napoleon Hill

"Good sides to adversity are best admired at a distance." - Seneca the Younger

"I've gone through adversity most guys don't have to face." - Mike Lowell

"People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity." - John Adams

"Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity." - Baha'u'llah

"Adversity is a misperception as all works toward the good." - Julia Cameron

"Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with." - Thomas Carlyle

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

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

"Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"We survive on adversity and perish in ease and comfort." - Livy

"I refuse to let adversity allow me to be average." - Mike Tyson

"I think adversity is the dust that polishes the diamond." - Mark Munoz

"It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life's story will develop." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Everybody wants to talk about NBA players being selfish and arrogant and individuals. But what you saw today was a team bonding and facing adversity and coming out with a big win." - Kobe Bryant

"Faith is facing reality without being discouraged by it." - Rick Warren

"Feet on ground, Heart in hand, Facing forward, Be yourself." - Jann Arden

"When facing a dilemma, choose the more morally demanding alternative." - Harold S. Kushner

"True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid..." - L Frank Baum

"Now terrorism is not the greatest threat facing our societies." - Edward Snowden

"The principal problem facing our economy today is jobs." - Jim Sensenbrenner

"We all fight on two fronts, the one facing the enemy, the one facing what we do to the enemy." - Joseph Boyden

"For me, poetry is a situation - a state of being, a way of facing life and facing history." - Tahar Ben Jelloun

"As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people. As you overcome adversity in your life, you will become stronger." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"A vulgar mind is proud in prosperity and humble in adversity. A noble mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adversity." - Anonymous

"Everybody can have a bad game, and we did. These guys have all proven that they can handle adversity. We're in the midst of a little adversity." - Wayne Graham

"Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Honesty, by evil fortune tried, Finds in adversity the seed of praise." - Ovid

"He knows himself, and all that's in him, who knows adversity." - Herman Melville

"A soul is forged in the fires of adversity, not comfort." - Jana Oliver

"Adversity is the refiner's fire that bends iron but tempers steel." - James E Faust

"Into every life there come the painful, despairing days of adversity." - James E Faust

"Adversity, which makes us indulgent to others, renders them severe towards us." - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

"We had a lot of adversity, but we found a way." - Matt Holliday

"Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its grieves and anxieties." - Cicero

"Memory moderates prosperity, decreases adversity, controls youth and delights old age." - Lactantius

"Adversity tries men; but virtue struggles after fame regardless of the adverse heights." - Titus Caius Silius Italicus

"Adversity, which makes us indulgent to others, renders them severe towards us." - John Petit-Senn

"Love is maintain'd by wealth: when all is spent, Adversity then breeds the discontent." - Robert Herrick

"As the yellow gold is tried in the fire, so is sincerity tested in adversity." - Ovid

"It is noble and so regarded both among nations and individuals to keep faith in adversity." - Titus Caius Silius Italicus

"Remorse goes to sleep during a prosperous period and wakes up in adversity." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"For friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity." - John Dryden

"The fire of my adversity has purged the mass of my acquaintance." - Henry Bolingbroke

"There is nothing worse than a life filled with adversity from which nothing good ever comes." - Charles Stanley

"Love is maintain'd by wealth: when all is spent, Adversity then breeds the discontent." - Robert Herrick

"With every adversity, there is an equal or greater gift. Keep looking for the gift." - Earl Nightingale

"Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture." - Kak Sri

"He that has never suffered extreme adversity, knows not the full extent of his own depravation." - Charles Caleb Colton

"The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude." - Francis Bacon

"A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity till he has tasted adversity." - Saadi

"Hope is optimism plus a belief there is a path out of your adversity." - Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado

"Every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit." - Napoleon Hill

"I have learned... adversity can be one of the greatest gifts of all." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Seneca thinks the gods are well pleased when they see great men contending with adversity." - Robert A. Burton

"To stand alone against all adversity is the most sacred moment of existence." - Frank Herbert

"Real integrity stays in place whether the test in adversity or prosperity." - Charles R Swindoll

"The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all." - Walt Disney

"Abused prosperity is oftentimes made the very means of our greatest adversity." - Daniel Defoe

"Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course." - William Shakespeare

"Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity." - Aristotle

"By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean." - Mark Twain

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

"I'm a dogged person. I respond to adversity with a steely resistance." - Jennifer Egan

"Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age." - Lactantius

"Grit your teeth and smile. In the face of adversity, go. They don't deserve you." - Christine Lagarde

"He that swells in prosperity will be sure to shrink in adversity." - Charles Caleb Colton

"In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends." - John Churton Collins

"Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity." - Charles Caleb Colton

"He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity." - William Samuel Johnson

"He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity." - Ben Jonson

"I think really what I'm saying is that I thrive on adversity." - Richard Marx

"He is the most wretched of men who has never felt adversity." - William Shakespeare

"It shows a weak mind not to bear prosperity as well as adversity with moderation." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"Face adversity head on in your training and you will conquer it smoothly in your fight." - Conor Mcgregor

"Everyone deals with adversity. It's how you bounce back from it." - Daniel Cormier

"By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean." - Mark Twain

"Everyone goes through adversity in life, but what matters is how you learn from it." - Lou Holtz

"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant." - Horace

"These are tough times, and the New Yorkers I have met are facing economic adversity with grace and dignity. They worry about their future, care about their neighbors and hope this storm will pass so they can focus on better days ahead." - Harold Ford Jr

"Courage is the facing of a challenge with a healthy fear, not being fearless." - Les Stroud

"Facing them (men) with knives and spears was much easier than loving them, much easier." - Robert Jordan

"But you who walk facing the sun, what images drawn on the earth can hold you?" - Khalil Gibran

"Facing my addiction was one of the hardest things I've had to do in my life." - Lynda Carter

"A facade of skyscrapers facing a lake and behind the facade, every type of dubiousness." - E M Forster

"And I'm telling you now the frustration The future's facing from the anger in the nation." - C.L. Smooth

"These two entities-Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-are not facing any kind of financial crisis," - Barney Frank

"Any audience that gets a laugh out of me gets it while I'm facing them" - Ethel Merman

" should never turn to one's left when facing the nagual." - Carlos Castaneda

"The greatest single challenge facing our globalised world is to combat and eradicate its disparities." - Nelson Mandela

"I think Muslims in particular are facing similar obstacles African Americans did, historically." - Ibtihaj Muhammad

"Even if we're facing bigotry or racism, we can still be successful." - Ibtihaj Muhammad

"That is the key challenge facing management today; change is the only constant." - Warren G. Bennis

"The ocean seemed like a sea of Eden. But now we are facing paradise lost." - Sylvia Earle

"A good, square, stone house, placed on an eminence, facing the Bishop's Palace at Auckland." - Henry George Liddell

"We believe that the European Union is facing a truly historic choice." - Jeanpierre Raffarin

"I cannot be silent when facing these evils against women and children." - Chen Guangcheng

"We are the greatest country in the world but we are facing serious issues." - Rick Larsen

"Whatever each individual woman is facing - only she knows her biggest challenge." - Gloria Steinem

"It's not fun facing a ball going 97 mph, trust me." - Kevin Pietersen

"Climate change is the Everest of all problems, the thorniest challenge facing humankind." - Lewis Gordon Pugh

"Facing my own death brought an instant sense of clarity and purpose." - Tom Shadyac

"Any audience that gets a laugh out of me gets it while I'm facing them." - Ethel Merman

"The greatest threat facing humanity is a radical Islamist regime meeting up with nuclear weapons." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"If adversity hath killed his thousands, prosperity hath killed his ten thousands; therefore adversity is to be preferred. The one deceives, the other instructs; the one miserably happy, the other happily miserable." - Robert Burton

"Adversity will surface in some form in every life. How we prepare for it, how we meet it, makes the difference. We can be broken by adversity, or we can become stronger. The final result is up to the individual'." - Marvin J Ashton

"We fail to see the purifying and refining effect wrought by the flames of adversity. These flames are not meant to consume but only to purify us. Disguised as adversity, blessings are showered upon us." - A. Theodore Tuttle

"We are inclined to call things by the wrong names. We call prosperity 'happiness', and adversity 'misery' eventhough adversity is the school of wisdom and often the way to eternal happiness." - William Penn

"Righteousness has never precluded adversity." - M Russell Ballard

"Adversity makes men remember God." - Livy

"My soul has made its greatest growth as I have been driven to my knees by adversity and affliction." - Marion G. Romney

"Take care to be an economist in prosperity. There is no fear of your being one in adversity." - Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann

"Adversity in life teaches you." - Tony Gonzalez

"Take care to be an economist in prosperity; there is no fear of your being one in adversity." - John Zimmerman

"Friendship throws a greater luster on prosperity, while it lightens adversity by sharing in its griefs and anxieties." - Cicero

"In adversity it is easy to despise life; he is truly brave who can endure a wretched life." - Marcus Valerius Martial



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