Quotation Explorer - 'Adversity'

It is adversity that often creates beauty. - Debasish Mridha
Adversity could be an advantage in the future. To be a success, take the advantage of adversity whenever possible. - Debasish Mridha
Success advances the man's cause, adversity cleans the man's soul. - Malik
All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. - Walt Disney Company
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
To see a man fearless in dangers. untainted with lusts, happy in adversity, composed in a tumult, and laughing at all those things which are generally either coveted or feared, all men must acknowledge that this can be from nothing else but a beam of divinity that influences a mortal body. - Seneca
Adversity does teach who your real friends are. - Lois McMaster Bujold
Keedwell cites a study of depression in the Netherlands that found that most people coped better with adversity after experiencing depression. - Jan Wong
Adversity is a better educator than the best teacher. - Debasish Mridha
You are a seed; that is why God plants you in adversity when He wants you to grow. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Accept the fullness in life's balance, which demands that there are positive gifts along with adversity. - Bryant McGill
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. - Seneca
Your courage will be tested during the adversity as well as during the change. - Amit Kalantri
Adversity awaken in us a strong-will to a daring life.You become a stronger person with each adversity that you overcome. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Truth is the flower of adversity. - Debasish Mridha
Where a mediocre mind finds adversity, a great mind finds great opportunity. - Debasish Mridha
Those who suffer great adversity and sorrow and go on to serve their fellowmen develop a great capacity to understand others. Like the prophets, they have acquired a higher understanding of the mind and will of Christ. - CARLOS H. AMADO
Adversity tests the strength of endurance. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Adversity gives you the opportunity to exhibit godly character. - Jim George
Consider what really makes up your self-worth—like your caring heart or your ability to stand tall in the face of adversity - Susan Bernstein
Faith is secured by adversity, but endangered by security. - Margaret Jensen
Change is an opportunity to grow. Change is not an adversity to fear. - Debasish Mridha
Education is the best weapon to fight against the adversity of life. - Debasish Mridha
It is not beauty that makes you strong--it is adversity. - Debasish Mridha
The consciousness of an embryo is the universal consciousness. What we learn after birth is awareness and egocentric consciousness that we call the mind. Everyday we learn to conform to the beauty, tragedy, and adversity of this world and that forms our judgmental mind. - Debasish Mridha
Adversity relieves people of vanity and egotism. It discourages selfishness by proving that no one can succeed without the cooperation of others. - Napoleon Hill
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater. - William Hazlitt
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
CUNNING, n. The faculty that distinguishes a weak animal or person from a strong one. It brings its possessor much mental satisfaction and great material adversity. An Italian proverb says: "The furrier gets the skins of more foxes than asses." - Ambrose Bierce
Rise to the challenges that life presents you. You can't develop genuine character and ability by sidestepping adversity and struggle. - Daisaku Ikeda
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
She built her character with the adversity she had faced, so she could live the best of her life for the rest of life. - Nikki Rowe
Adversity discourages losers; adversity inspires winners. - Debasish Mridha
The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who have helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. - Ulysses S. Grant
Rewards are not simply given, they are earned. Each of your trials and tribulations increases your reward. You are destined for success and greatness beyond measure. So smile to increase your endurance and laugh in the face of adversity. - Carlos Wallace
BACK, n. That part of your friend which it is your privilege to contemplate in your adversity. - Ambrose Bierce
Adversity does more than build character. It changes the way we see the world. - Michael R. French
Adversity is mountain in adventure - Lailah Gifty Akita
Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. - Og Mandino
The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame - Charles Caleb Colton
I attribute my success to my deep driving desire and persistence to face the tremendous adversity. - Debasish Mridha
He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter. - Henry Fielding
A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry; But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain. - William Shakespeare
Within every adversity is an equal or greater opportunity. - Napoleon Hill
life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity, & stumble from defeat to defeat. - Anaïs Nin
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. - William Arthur Ward
When you are in love, you are in an aura of aplomb in the midst of adversity. - Debasish Mridha
Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity. - Chilo
By courage I repel adversity. (Adversa Virtute Repello) - Anonymous
In the ashes of adversity, lies opportunity. - S.L. Coelho
To all the defiant stoics, laughing and fighting lonesome battles in the face of adversity. - Kin F. Kam
The reason why great men meet with so little pity or attachment in adversity, would seem to be this: the friends of a great man were made by his fortune, his enemies by himself, and revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude.
Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. - Sir Francis Bacon
A life without adversity is just bland existence. - Aaron Dennis
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean. - Mark Twain
Adversity introduces a man to himself. - Albert Einstein
The more I learn the less I know but once you learn adversity is opportunity all you do is grow. - Jeff Valender
We can't always take the higher road when faced with adversity. Sometimes for the sake of restoration, peace and sharing the love of Jesus, we have to walk through the tribulation. - Chris Vonada
Adversity gives life the thrill of adventure. - Debasish Mridha
Adversity only makes us stronger.Every adversity we overcome makes our spirit and soul grow stronger. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends. - Plutarch
Adversity removes the friends prosperity has harvested. - C.J. Langenhoven
Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth. - Søren Kierkegaard
It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement.Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs, therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity. - Isocrates
Success is getting through defiance, adversity and difficulties, feeling hopeless and defeated but never giving up until you achieve your goal - Rodrigo De Saro
Win over the fear and adversity and prove yourself wrong. - Debasish Mridha
Our failures make us who we are; they build our character, we are defined by what we do with them, and how we respond to adversity. Without failure there is no growth, no striving for better, no adjusting, or dusting yourself off to try again. - J.W. Lord
Adversity, if for no other reason, is of benefit, since it is sure to bring a season of sober reflection. People see clearer at such times. Storms purify the atmosphere. - Henry Ward Beecher
Be optimistic like a flower. A flower never loses her optimism, and will bloom with all of her beauty despite tremendous adversity. - Debasish Mridha
Do not fear adversity. Win it over. It will make you wiser and stronger. - Debasish Mridha
Never exact of a friend in adversity what you would require in prosperity. - Joseph Smith Jr.
In the face of adversity, beautiful things emerge - Epiphana Lewis
Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment. - Og Mandino
Facing the world full of confidence is sometimes out of your league particularly if you have come up against or been compromised by adversity in some form. - Auliq Ice
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man, but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity. - Thomas Carlyle
Adversity sure does gives you trouble, but it keeps you humble. - Amit Kalantri
Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it. - Cicero
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. - Publilius Syrus
Adversity is the touchstone of friendship. - French Proverb
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
Turn your adversity into building blocks for the palace of your dreams. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Adversity is not a bad thing~It's a God thing! - Prophetess Dina Rolle
Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. - W. Clement Stone
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity. - Socrates
Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, control youth, and delights old age.
A person can choose to stand against adversity, but most people will run from it before they come to terms with who they truly are, a wise person watches through adversity and follows the signs when it is their turn to stand. - Faith Brashear
We can all be giants in moments of peace and harmony, but to stay a giant in adversity is the true test of one’s mettle. - Stephen Richards
I believe in people getting what's coming to them but don't hold grudges either. We all hurt people, fail & hopefully grow from adversity. Basically, eat shit & thrive - Dane Cook
A great leader fights with great adversity, suffers greatly, but courageously, and never forget to help others is his ultimate duty. - Debasish Mridha
Hope itself is like a star- not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed than one is adversity. - Plutarch
Adversity or opportunity is university. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
We cannot infer from prosperity that God is pleased with us, nor can we infer from adversity that he is displeased with us. - Wilson Benton
You are a winner when you have the courage to face the adversity and endure the difficulties. - Debasish Mridha
Greatness is not a flower that grows in an easy life; it grows in the adversity of life. - Debasish Mridha
Through adversity, not only are we given an opportunity to discover our inner strength, we are also given the gift of foresight so we can shine a light for others who go through the experience after us. - Rachael Bermingham
One of the major keys to success is to keep moving forward on the journey, making the best of the detours and interruptions, turning adversity into advantage. - John C. Maxwell
When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge every adversity contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth. - Roy T. Bennett
Adversity often defines dignity. - Debasish Mridha
Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age. - Aristotle
I am the happiest man alive. I have that in me that can convert poverty to riches, adversity to prosperity, and I am more invulnerable than Archilles; Fortune hath not one place to hit me. - Thomas Browne
Greatness is the flower of great adversity. - Debasish Mridha
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. - George Washington
Your response to adversity is what positions you for promotion - Cynthia Patterson
You told me once that too much good in a person's life will stunt their growth. You said pain is necessary, because in order for a person to succeed, they must first learn to conquer adversity. And that's what you do... you deliver adversity where you see fit. - Colleen Hoover
In prosperity prepare for a change; in adversity hope for one.
The utility of adversity is to draw inspiration, wisdom and strength from it. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
What makes one strong is not the ability to confront adversity and cruelty, but rather the ability to love in spite of it. - Christopher Earle
Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then. - Samuel Johnson
And in the face of adversity always remember your light shines brightest in the dark - Nomzamo Nhlumayo
Congratulations on surviving life up to this point. All the trials, heartaches, deceptions, sorrows and anxieties...You've come through all the adversity and are still here to tell the tale! you are quite simply, brilliant! - Karen Gibbs
If you wish to break with tradition, learn your craft well, and embrace adversity - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue. - Sir Francis Bacon
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean. - Mark Twain
adversity is a great tool to self discovery. - Lailah Gifty Akita
My friends, we should consider ourselves fortunate, not because we are any greater or lesser because we face adversity, rather we simply rejoice in the opportunity to face it. - Michael Joling
If you can’t be brave in the face of adversity, at least be practical. - Clifford Cohen
men are undoubtedly more in danger from prosperity than from adversity. for when matters go smoothly, they flatter themselves, and are intoxicated by their success - John Calvin
Reaping from an opportunity is intelligence;reaping from adversity is wisdom.Overcoming hardship is strength;overcoming yourself is virtue. - Matshona Dhliwayo
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
Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not. - Henry Fielding
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. - William Shakespeare
Though we tremble before uncertain futuresmay we meet illness, death and adversity with strengthmay we dance in the face of our fears. - Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Adversity tries You Before it tries the rest - Irfan ishaq
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself. - Samuel Johnson
The greatest blessings are birthed out of adversity. - Kierra C.T. Banks
Without darkness, we may never know how bright the stars shine. Without battles, we could not know what victory feels like. Without adversity, we may never appreciate the abundance in our lives. Be thankful, not only for the easy times, but for every experience that has made you who you are. - Julie-Anne
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. - Napoleon Hill
Finding the lesson behind every adversity will be the one important thing that helps get you through it. - Roy T. Bennett
Even the strongest, most well-built team will, at times, be met with adversity. What makes us great is not that we should anticipate less adversity the stronger that we become, but rather that in anticipation of adversity we become stronger. - - Michael Joling
The scholar only knows how dear these silent, yet eloquent, companions of pure thoughts and innocent hours become in the season of adversity. When all that is worldly turns to dross around us, these only retain their steady value. - Washington Irving
To find the rainbow and life’s incredible beauties, learn to play with adversity. - Debasish Mridha
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. - George Washington
In adversity remember to keep an even mind. - Horace
There is no adversity that cannot bear a gift and no gift that cannot bring adversity. - Mollie Marti
Every challenge, every adversity, contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth. - Roy Bennett
The features of character are carved out of adversity. - Rick Barnett
Let me not fear adversity. - Debasish Mridha
To paraphrase Lucretius, there's nothing more useful than to watch a man or woman in times of contagious deadly disease peril combined with his or her assumptions of financial adversity to discern what kind of man or woman they really are. - T.K. Naliaka
Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head. - William Shakespeare
Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has. - Billy Graham
Adversity is a mirage. People, situations, and relationships sometimes change for the worst but inevitably clear a path for far better replacements. The continued journey will always find bliss. - Carl Henegan
The Six Steps to Success: 1) Define Success 2) Devise a Plan 3) Execute and Overcome Adversity 4) Measure Results with Key Metrics 5) Revise the Plan 6) Work Hard - Ken Poirot
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity another man’s, I mean. - Mark Twain
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends. - John Churton Collins
So it is more useful to watch a man in times of peril, and in adversity to discern what kind of man he is; for then at last words of truth are drawn from the depths of his heart, and the mask is torn off, reality remains. - Titus Lucretius Carus
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. - Horace
If thou art willing to suffer no adversity, how wilt thou be the friend of Christ? - Thomas à Kempis
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln
A man I am cross'd with adversity. - William Shakespeare
You will never truly know yourself or the strength of your relationships until both have been tested by adversity. - J. K. Rowling
As inside of every seed is the power to rise from darkness, inside of everyone is the power to rise from adversity. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The human spirit holds remarkable strength, in times of adversity and pain, some stand taller after they've fallen proving that you can't measure a want, a desire or a dream on the logic of physical reality. - Nikki Rowe
The respect + love for humanity that's why I travel.We are all special and gifted beings, no matter our religious differences. The message should be peace,love and prosperity. There should be no adversity but solidarity. - Henry Johnson Jr
Open your umbrella of creativity when glaring heat of adversity hits you unaware." ~ , If I Could Tell You - Angelica Hopes
An adversity is an opportunity to exercise and maximize your creativity. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
The waves are rough in a sea of adversity. Learning to swim in that setting provides you with one heck of an opportunity. - -Shandel Slaten
I feel lucky for my upbringing and tremendous adversity, which made me so successful, now I like to devote my life to improve lives of others, who are facing adversity every day. - Debasish Mridha
However, never daunted, I will cope with adversity in my traditional manner ... sulking and nausea.
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. - Ben Jonson
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
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
By trying, we can endure adversity. Another man's, I mean. - Mark Twain
Be strong. It is our adversity that leads us to our character. - Jennifer Megan Varnadore
This Bible of Mine? It is the breath of God spoken into my weary bones. It is the armor I need to walk the roads He has chosen for me, and it's the confirmation of promises that withstand the test of hours and adversity. It's a love letter, and it has my name on it. It has your name on it. - Angie Smith
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