Quotes on Adversity

God will not look you over for medals, degrees, or diplomas, but for scars. Elbert Hubbard Quote Details

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Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote Details

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You can't hold a man down without staying down with him. Booker Washington Quote Details

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When God permits His children to go through the furnace, He keeps His eye on the clock and His hand on the thermostat. His loving heart knows how much and how long. Warren Wiersbe Quote Details

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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Quote Details

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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln Quote Details

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A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him. Sidney Greenberg Quote Details

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I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. Booker Washington Quote Details

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If you succeed in life, you must do it in spite of the efforts of others to pull you down. There is nothing in the idea that people are willing to help those who help themselves. People are willing to help a man who can't help himself, but as soon as a man is able to help himself, and does it, they join in making his life as uncomfortable as possible. Edgar Watson Howe Quote Details

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Let no one or anything stand between you and the difficult task, let nothing deny you this rich chance to gain strength by adversity, confidence by mastery, success by deserving it. Do it better each time. Do it better than anyone else can do it. Harlow Curtice Quote Details

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If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet Quote Details

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Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt Quote Details

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The man who is worthy of being "a leader of men" will never complain about the stupidity of his helpers, the ingratitude of mankind nor the inappreciation of the public. These are all a part of the great game of life. To meet them and overcome them and not to go down before them in disgust, discouragement or defeat - that is the final proof of power. William Boetcker Quote Details

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It is the character of a brave and resolute man not to be ruffled by adversity and not to desert his post. Cicero Quote Details

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In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends. John Churton Collins Quote Details

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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. Seneca Quote Details

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Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity. Lou Holtz Quote Details

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Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. Horace Quote Details

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I will say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it, and that is more than I can say for prosperity. Kin Hubbard Quote Details

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You can't sharpen a razor on a piece of velvet, and you can't sharpen a man by spoon-feeding him. Zig Ziglar Quote Details

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Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records. William Arthur Ward Quote Details

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Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it, a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not. Henry Fielding Quote Details

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Everybody at some point is going to have adversity. I think if we don't learn from that, then it was just a penalty. But if you use it, then it becomes tuition. Dr. Phil McGraw Quote Details

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Trouble is a sieve through which we sift our acquaintances. Those too big to pass through are our friends. Arlene Francis Quote Details

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The line of least resistance makes crooked rivers and crooked men. William Danforth Quote Details

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Adversity is the test that you must pass on the path to accomplishing anything worthwhile. Brian Tracy Quote Details

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Adversity has the effect of drawing out strength and qualities of a man that would have lain dormant in its absence. Herodotus Quote Details

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High achievers utilize adversity and struggles for growth, while low achievers allow difficulties and adversity to overwhelm them. Brian Tracy Quote Details

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People who fail forward are able to see errors or negative experiences as a regular part of life, learn from them, and then move on. John Maxwell Quote Details

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

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Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fibre of a character, but strengthen it. Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before. James Buckham Quote Details

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The abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from within and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber. William Mather Lewis Quote Details

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The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper. Aristotle Quote Details

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People naturally tend toward inertia. That's why self improvement is such a struggle. But that's also why adversity lies at the heart of every success. The process of achievement comes through repeated failures and the constant struggle to climb to a higher level. John Maxwell Quote Details

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To achieve your dreams, you must embrace adversity and make failure a regular part of your life. If you're not failing, you're probably not really moving forward. John Maxwell Quote Details

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We are always faced with different challenges, and circumstances necessitate bringing out the greatness God puts in all of us. Lou Holtz Quote Details

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You always have to prepare for the obstacles that are going to come. Consequently, when they do come, it doesn't affect you mentally near as much as when you're unprepared for them. Lou Holtz Quote Details

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Show me a person who is a success, and I'll show you a person who has overcome adversity. Lou Holtz Quote Details

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It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top. Arnold Bennett Quote Details

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True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher. J. Petit-Sinn Quote Details

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Those born to wealth, and who have the means of gratifying every wish know not what is the real happiness of life. Alexandre Dumas Quote Details

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There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings. Fyodor Dostoevsky Quote Details

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Emotion, which is suffering, ceases to be suffering as soon as we form a clear and precise picture of it. Baruch Spinoza Quote Details

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The main reason people fail is not because of lack of ability or opportunities. They fail because they lack the inner strength to persist in the face of obstacles and difficulties. That's why trying something almost always leads to failure. By definition, trying something means you will quit if you are not successful. Ruben Gonzalez Quote Details

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Losing strengthens you. It reveals your weaknesses so you can fix them. Pat Summitt Quote Details

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Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through the experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller Quote Details

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Just as nature takes every obstacle, every impediment, and works around it - turns it to its purposes, incorporates it into itself - so, too, a rational being can turn each setback into raw material and use it to achieve its goal. Marcus Aurelius Quote Details

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Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then. John Wooden Quote Details

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It's easy to stand hard times, because that's the only thing you can do, but in good times the fool-killer has to do night work. George Horace Lorimer Quote Details

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The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway Quote Details

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Adversity toughens manhood, and the characteristic of the good or the great man is not that he has been exempt from the evils of life, but that he has surmounted them. Patrick Henry Quote Details

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I'm not the strongest. I'm not the fastest. But I'm really good at suffering. Amelia Boone Quote Details

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