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Adversity Quotes By Charles Caleb Colton

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

Adversity Quotes By Gordon B. Hinckley

Behold your little ones. Pray with them. Pray for them and bless them. The world into which they are moving is a complex and difficult world. They will run into heavy seas of adversity. They will need all the strength and all the faith you can give them while they are yet near you. While they are young, pray with them that they may come to know that source of strength which shall then always be taught of the Lord' and great shall be the peace of thy children. — Gordon B. Hinckley

Adversity Quotes By Ben Bernanke

The people who best use their advantages, or overcome adversity, and work honestly are those most worthy of admiration. — Ben Bernanke

Adversity Quotes By Douglas Coupland

Mr. Gunt, Mr. Neal here is a street survivor. We at the airline are honoring the homeless this year, and it was our airline's privilege and delight to offer him the one remaining business-class seat as a token of our faith in the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. With the full authority of the EU air-system code behind me, I order you back to 67E. — Douglas Coupland

Adversity Quotes By Matshona Dhliwayo

Darkness tests stars,
but they shine.
Storms test trees,
but they stand.
Adversity tests the great,
but they soar. — Matshona Dhliwayo

Adversity Quotes By Plutarch

Adversity is the only balance to weigh friends. — Plutarch

Adversity Quotes By Michelle Waterson

Through adversity we find our better self. — Michelle Waterson

Adversity Quotes By Jonathan Edwards

For when God is said by these things to try men and prove them, to see what is in their hearts and whether they will keep His commandments or no, we are not to understand, that it is for His own information, or that He may obtain evidence Himself of their sincerity (for he needs no trials for His information); but chiefly for their conviction, and to exhibit evidence to their consciences ...
So when God tempted or tried Abraham with that difficult command of offering up his son, it was not for His satisfaction, whether he feared God or no, but for Abraham's own greater satisfaction and comfort, and the more clear manifestation of the favour of God to him. — Jonathan Edwards

Adversity Quotes By Lailah Gifty Akita

Faith gives self-confidence, self-courage and strength. — Lailah Gifty Akita

Adversity Quotes By Debasish Mridha

A courageous and determined person finds opportunity in every adversity. — Debasish Mridha

Adversity Quotes By Criss Jami

When a poet digs himself into a hole, he doesn't climb out. He digs deeper, enjoys the scenery, and comes out the other side enlightened. — Criss Jami

Adversity Quotes By Charles Bukowski

Having nothing to struggle
they have nothing to struggle
for. — Charles Bukowski

Adversity Quotes By Jane Frances De Chantal

When shall it be that we shall taste the sweetness of the Divine Will in all that happens to us, considering in everything only His good pleasure, by whom it is certain that adversity is sent with as much love as prosperity, and as much for our good? When shall we cast ourselves undeservedly into the arms of our most loving Father in Heaven, leaving to Him the care of ourselves and of our affairs, and reserving only the desire of pleasing Him, and of serving Him well in all that we can? — Jane Frances De Chantal

Adversity Quotes By Barbara Rose

Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times. Adversity is our teacher. When we view adversity as a guide towards greater inner growth, we will then learn to accept the wisdom our soul came into this life to learn. — Barbara Rose

Adversity Quotes By Plato

He that lendeth to another in time of prosperity, shall never want help himself in the time of adversity. — Plato

Adversity Quotes By Thomas A Kempis

Love is a great thing, yea, a great and thorough good.
By itself it makes that which is heavy light;
and it bears evenly all that is uneven.
It carries a burden which is no burden;
it will not be kept back by anything low and mean;
It desires to be free from all wordly affections,
and not to be entangled by any outward prosperity,
or by any adversity subdued.
Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble,
attempts what is above its strength,
pleads no excuse of impossibility.
It is therefore able to undertake all things,
and it completes many things and warrants them to take effect,
where he who does not love would faint and lie down.
Though weary, it is not tired;
though pressed it is not straightened;
though alarmed, it is not confounded;
but as a living flame it forces itself upwards and securely passes through all.
Love is active and sincere, courageous, patient, faithful, prudent, and manly. — Thomas A Kempis

Adversity Quotes By J.G. Holland

Of all the advantages which come to any young man ... poverty is the greatest. — J.G. Holland

Adversity Quotes By Robert D. Hales

Gratitude brings a peace that helps us overcome the pain of adversity and failure. Gratitude on a daily basis means we express appreciation for what we have now without qualification for what we had in the past or desire in the future. A recognition of and appreciation for our gifts and talents which have been given also allows us to acknowledge the need for help and assistance from the gifts and talents possessed by others. — Robert D. Hales

Adversity Quotes By Ralph Nader

You should not allow yourself the luxuries of discouragement of despair. Bounce back immediately, and welcome the adversity because it produces harder thinking and harder drive to get to the objective. — Ralph Nader

Adversity Quotes By Matshona Dhliwayo

The greater the pressure,
the greater the treasure. — Matshona Dhliwayo

Adversity Quotes By William J. Clinton

I think what breaks people is not adversity; what breaks people is thinking that tomorrow is going to be just like yesterday. That's what's numbing - if you think you can't change, you can't be better. And I didn't like that. — William J. Clinton

Adversity Quotes By Mary Sage Nguyen

People always try to make self-published authors feel insignificant. I have more respect for self-published authors, because I know the adversity they faced. They didn't just write a manuscript, query letter, and blam book deal. These authors had to do it the difficult way. There is no publisher, or agents, investing time, and money into making their book. Just the indie author's manuscript, own currency, and persistence. — Mary Sage Nguyen

Adversity Quotes By Billy Graham

We are to pray in times of adversity, lest we become faithless and unbelieving. We are to pray in times of prosperity, lest we become boastful and proud. We are to pray in times of danger, lest we become fearful and doubting. We need to pray in times of security, lest we become self-sufficient. — Billy Graham

Adversity Quotes By Angelyn Miller

People who use their disability, grief or adversity as an excuse to avoid doing what they can are emotionally dependent, and emotional dependence can be even more deadly than economic dependence. — Angelyn Miller

Adversity Quotes By Brian Tracy

Quickly say, "That's good!" to every setback and adversity, and then find out what is good about it. — Brian Tracy

Adversity Quotes By Andrew Asnes

Dancing allows me to explore myself in so many ways, to learn about my limitations and strengths, my ability to cope with adversity and to go farther than I thought I could. You find out what you're made of. — Andrew Asnes

Adversity Quotes By Debasish Mridha

Do not fear adversity. Win it over. It will make you wiser and stronger. — Debasish Mridha

Adversity Quotes By Marcus Aurelius

Nothing befalls a man except what is in his nature to endure. — Marcus Aurelius

Adversity Quotes By Marvin J. Ashton

Adversity will surface in every life. How we meet it makes the difference. — Marvin J. Ashton

Adversity Quotes By James E. Faust

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

Adversity Quotes By Meg Jay

Life stories with themes of ruin can trap us. Life stories that are triumphant can transform us. — Meg Jay

Adversity Quotes By Lailah Gifty Akita

Adversity tests the strength of endurance. — Lailah Gifty Akita

Adversity Quotes By Debasish Mridha

Let me not fear adversity. — Debasish Mridha

Adversity Quotes By Maltbie Davenport Babcock

Better to lose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles. — Maltbie Davenport Babcock

Adversity Quotes By P.D. James

Don't let what's happened spoil your life; it doesn't have to. If help is offered, take it if you want it. But in the end, find the strength to take hold of your own life and make what you want of it. Even the bad dreams fade in time. — P.D. James

Adversity Quotes By Pat Riley

Shoulda, coulda, and woulda won't get it done. In attacking adversity, only a positive attitude, alertness, and regrouping to basics can launch a comeback. — Pat Riley

Adversity Quotes By Jerry Bridges

Trust is not a passive state of mind. It is a vigorous act of the soul by which we choose to lay hold on the promises of God and cling to them despite the adversity that at times seeks to overwhelms us. — Jerry Bridges

Adversity Quotes By Lailah Gifty Akita

Adversity shows our true character. — Lailah Gifty Akita

Adversity Quotes By Robert Greene

Understand: your mind is weaker than your emotions. But you become aware of this weakness only in moments of adversity
precisely the time when
you need strength. What best equips you to cope with tthe heat of battle is neither more knowledge nor more intellect. What makes your mind stronger, and more able to control your emotions, is internal discipline and toughness.No one can teach you this skill; you cannot learn it by reading about it. Like any discipline, it can come only through practice, experience, even a little suffering. The first step in building up presence of mind is to see the need for ii
to want it badly enough to be willing to work for it. — Robert Greene

Adversity Quotes By Robert Ringer

Not every bad break is negative in the long term; not every problem is a bona fide injustice; and not every injustice is major when juxtaposed against the millions of injustices that occur daily throughout the world. — Robert Ringer

Adversity Quotes By Arthur Bryant

Rightly conceived, time is the friend of all who are in any way in adversity, for its mazy road winds in and out of the shadows sooner or later into sunshine, and when one is at its darkest point one can be certain that presently it will grow brighte. — Arthur Bryant

Adversity Quotes By Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Dress your best on your execution day. Be extremely courteous to your assistant when you lose money. Try not to blame others for your fate, even if they deserve blame. Never exhibit any self-pity. Do not complain. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Adversity Quotes By Lailah Gifty Akita

Hope is sure and steadfast trust. — Lailah Gifty Akita

Adversity Quotes By Sebastian Roche

Acting is a lifelong love affair, and I am passionate and respect my craft to the utmost degree, which gives me the strength to move on from adversity in my work. — Sebastian Roche

Adversity Quotes By The Mindset Warrior

The only difference between someone who folds in the face of adversity and someone who doesn't, is if the person interprets the challenges they face as either threats, or opportunities. Help — The Mindset Warrior

Adversity Quotes By Veronica Purcell

You can break my body but never my spirit because that's graced by God. — Veronica Purcell

Adversity Quotes By Bill Vaughan

Books are delightful when prosperity happily smiles; when adversity threatens, they are inseparable comforters. They give strength to human compacts, nor are grave opinions brought forward without books. Arts and sciences, the benefits of which no mind can calculate. depend upon books. — Bill Vaughan

Adversity Quotes By Debasish Mridha

Adversity could be an advantage in the future.
To be a success, take the advantage of adversity whenever possible. — Debasish Mridha

Adversity Quotes By Sumitro Djojohadikusumo

Smile in the face of adversity, be contemptuous of danger, undaunted in defeat and magnanimous in victory. — Sumitro Djojohadikusumo

Adversity Quotes By Billy Graham

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has. — Billy Graham

Adversity Quotes By Laura McClure

If you live long enough, uyou'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
By William J. Clinton — Laura McClure

Adversity Quotes By Cecelia Ahern

The most painful moment in my life also became the moment I showed the most strength and courage. — Cecelia Ahern

Adversity Quotes By Nikki Rowe

There is tragedy all around us, we pick up pieces, we find our feet and before long another turn of events stare us in the eyes; like we're some kind of magician- the fight seems endless, so I look to the world for inspiration. I observe and I watch how others face adversity, some hide from it, some master each lesson and some create a life with it ... Our lessons don't define us, our integrity to keep rising after every fall is. — Nikki Rowe

Adversity Quotes By Lailah Gifty Akita

Adapt to any situation. — Lailah Gifty Akita

Adversity Quotes By Colette Freedman

One's character is determined not how she gets caught in the downpour of disappointment, but how she finds the hope to look for the rainbow. — Colette Freedman

Adversity Quotes By Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Remorse goes to sleep during a prosperous period and wakes up in adversity.
[Fr., Le remords s'endort durant un destin prospere et s'aigrit dans l'adversite.] — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Adversity Quotes By Nicolas G. Janovsky

Spending time looking for what is missing in your life is futile; if you fail to look within yourself. When we challenge everything we believe we are, we reveal that which we never knew about our own selves. — Nicolas G. Janovsky

Adversity Quotes By Chris Evans

Lost luggage is just an opportunity to start afresh. — Chris Evans

Adversity Quotes By Rita Dove

Under adversity, under oppression, the words begin to fail, the easy words begin to fail. In order to convey things accurately, the human being is almost forced to find the most precise words possible, which is a precondition for literature. — Rita Dove

Adversity Quotes By David Chill

For most people, going through adversity tends to reveal character rather than build it. — David Chill

Adversity Quotes By Pythagoras

If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death. — Pythagoras

Adversity Quotes By Sage Steadman

They looked to each other for support, for strength, and at times, motivation, to remember why and for whom they lived. — Sage Steadman

Adversity Quotes By Rick Pitino

I try not to get too low. I fight adversity as hard as I can fight it, not to get too low. When good things happen, I don't really embrace it. I just say it's a lucky day. — Rick Pitino

Adversity Quotes By S.L. Coelho

In the ashes of adversity, lies opportunity. — S.L. Coelho

Adversity Quotes By Hannah Moskowitz

That which does not kill us makes us stronger," Jesse deadpans.
"Exactly. Exactly."
Self-improvement through adversity... it isn't bullshit. Exhibit A: my little brother. I can see every muscle in his stomach and shoulders. — Hannah Moskowitz

Adversity Quotes By Lailah Gifty Akita

If you wish to overcome any difficulty, resolved to endure adversity. — Lailah Gifty Akita

Adversity Quotes By Napoleon Hill

Behind every adversity - is an opportunity! — Napoleon Hill

Adversity Quotes By Nathaniel Branden

It is true that people are sometimes hit by adversities beyond their control. But those so affected are better helped when they are awakened to the resources they do possess than when they are told they don't have any. — Nathaniel Branden

Adversity Quotes By Amitav Ghosh

It is by worrying about adversity that people survive; complacency brings catastrophe. — Amitav Ghosh

Adversity Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adversity Quotes By James Taylor

There's been plenty of adversity, starting the moment he was born. He had a respiratory crisis, and it was touch and go for a week whether he would survive. I think ever since, you can feel this pulse in the guy, an almost physical enthusiasm. — James Taylor

Adversity Quotes By Henry Suso

Remember that you will derive strength by reflecting that the saints yearn for you to join their ranks; desire to see you fight bravely, and that you behave like true knights in your encounters with the same adversities which they had to conquer, and that breathtaking joy is theirs and your eternal reward for having endured a few years of temporal pain. Every drop of earthly bitterness will be changed into an ocean of heavenly sweetness. — Henry Suso

Adversity Quotes By Liezi

To solve a problem, you need to remove the cause, not the symptom. — Liezi

Adversity Quotes By Walter Scott

In prosperous times I have sometimes felt my fancy and powers of language flag, but adversity is to me at least a tonic and bracer. — Walter Scott

Adversity Quotes By Alex Lickerman

But our determination is what creates the path - our determination to make use of adversity rather than escape it. — Alex Lickerman

Adversity Quotes By David Halberstam

This was the mark of an uncommon soldier, someone whose courage away from the battlefield was the same as that on it. — David Halberstam

Adversity Quotes By Yasuo Kuwahara

Often we may even smile or laugh at adversity, but all people share the same passions. They are merely manifest differently according to one's culture and conditioning. — Yasuo Kuwahara

Adversity Quotes By Jerry Bridges

One thing we may be sure of, however: For the believer all pain has meaning; all adversity is profitable. There is no question that adversity is difficult. It usually takes us by surprise and seems to strike where we are most vulnerable. To us it often appears completely senseless and irrational, but to God none of it is either senseless or irrational. He has a purpose in every pain He brings or allows in our lives. We can be sure that in some way He intends it for our profit and His glory. — Jerry Bridges

Adversity Quotes By Shane Stott

This book is dedicated to adversity. Thanks for the great story. — Shane Stott

Adversity Quotes By Jennifer Lopez

As painful as some of the past year's changes have been, they will ultimately lead to a better place. The adversity you come across in life may cause pain, but with pain comes growth and the opportunity to rise to the occasion as your strongest, best self. — Jennifer Lopez

Adversity Quotes By Saint Augustine

Education is the food of youth, the delight of old age, the ornament of prosperity, the refuge and comfort of adversity, and the provocation to grace in the soul. — Saint Augustine

Adversity Quotes By Harry S. Truman

I've had a few setbacks in my life, but I never gave up. — Harry S. Truman

Adversity Quotes By David Horowitz

The black middle-class in America is a prosperous community that is now larger in absolute terms than the black underclass. Does its existence not suggest that economic adversity is the result of failures of individual character rather than the lingering after-effects of racial discrimination and a slave system that ceased to exist well over a century ago? — David Horowitz

Adversity Quotes By Debasish Mridha

Be optimistic like a flower. A flower never loses her optimism, and will bloom with all of her beauty despite tremendous adversity. — Debasish Mridha

Adversity Quotes By Bobby Bowden

People that are brilliant and successful, we think they've just always been that way. That's not the case. Most of them have had some tough adversity in their life. It's prepared them. I've never felt like you could develop character without adversity. — Bobby Bowden

Adversity Quotes By Lailah Gifty Akita

Never give up on your existence. — Lailah Gifty Akita

Adversity Quotes By Richard Paul Evans

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

Adversity Quotes By R.C. Sproul

So, Nietzsche said, "Life is meaningless, but have courage anyway." Jesus also called His people to be courageous in the face of difficulty, adversity, and hostility, but He did not call them to a groundless courage. As we know, Jesus told His disciples, "Take heart" (John 16:33), or, as some translations put it, "Be of good cheer." However, He did not simply tell them to take heart for the sake of taking heart. He gave them a reason why they ought to have a sense of confidence and assurance for the Christian life. He said, "Take heart; I have overcome the world. — R.C. Sproul

Adversity Quotes By Judith-Victoria Douglas

Few understand that horses are never truly domesticated. Their instincts are always there and readily take over once they are free. They stay or return to us by their choice, not the compulsion forced upon them.
Once realized you must also recognize only kindness will prevail to make a partner of an animal who'd prefer only the company of his kind and the freedom of wide open spaces. Any other relationship is based on the inadequacies of the tormentor on the tormented. One will lose. It's always the horse, for even if he wins his defensive battle the mark of rogue will remain.
It's been witnessed how a mustang will give up his life if his freedom can't be regained when in the grip of adversity. There's so much for us to learn from this, if we'd only learn to listen to their message. — Judith-Victoria Douglas

Adversity Quotes By Lailah Gifty Akita

Adversity purifies the spirit and refines the soul. — Lailah Gifty Akita

Adversity Quotes By Matshona Dhliwayo

As water drowns but also cleanses, so adversity scalds but also blesses. — Matshona Dhliwayo

Adversity Quotes By Mark Twain

It's easy to endure adversity
if it happens to someone else. — Mark Twain

Adversity Quotes By Josh Billings

He whom prosperity humbles, and adversity strengthens, is the true hero. — Josh Billings

Adversity Quotes By Reggie Jackson

I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it — Reggie Jackson

Adversity Quotes By Chris Crutcher

There is no Jesus without Judas, no Martin Luther King, Jr., without the Klan; no Ali without Joe Frazier; no freedom without tyranny. No wisdom exists that does not include perspective. Relativity is the greatest gift. — Chris Crutcher

Adversity Quotes By Lailah Gifty Akita

Whatever your situation, may you find hope. — Lailah Gifty Akita

Adversity Quotes By Kemi Sogunle

There is strength in every struggle. Struggles create opportunities for you to become stronger, wiser and better. The moment you shift your thinking from "I cannot" to "I must," you will begin to see 'Beyond the Pain' and draw strength from within. Learn to see each obstacle as a stepping stone and watch your life change significantly. — Kemi Sogunle

Adversity Quotes By David S. Baxter

It is a great tragedy when those who are afflicted with adversity or a source of hopelessness turn their backs on prayer. To their peril, they ignore that spiritual lifeline just at the time when their attention to it most needs to be intensified. By so doing they cut themselves of from revelation and inspiration and deprive themselves of hearing the Lord's voice. They give up the prospect of gaining the very hope and comfort for which their hearts yearn. — David S. Baxter

Adversity Quotes By Winston Churchill

When danger is far off we may think of our weakness; when it is near we must not forget our strength. — Winston Churchill

Adversity Quotes By Lailah Gifty Akita

Never put your trust in men. You will be disappointed. In any situation, ask yourself, "What can I do for myself to overcome the situation". — Lailah Gifty Akita