30 Inspiring Dealing with Adversity Quotes:
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness, a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.
~William Cullen Bryant
The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success comes only after.
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
Adversity causes some to break and others to break records.
One should not deprive one’s children from the adversity that made men of their fathers.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
Call the roll in your memory of conspicuously successful giants and, if you know anything about their careers, you will be struck by the fact that almost every one of them encountered inordinate difficulties sufficient to crush all but the gamest of spirits. Edison went hungry many times before he became famous.
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.
~Martin Luther King Jr.
Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become.
~Brooke Foss Westcott
What does not destroy me makes me strong.
There are times in everyone’s life when something constructive is born out of adversity… when things seem so bad that you’ve got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it.
Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.
If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures.
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.
~Louisa May Alcott
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.
Adversity enhances this tale we call life.
There is nothing the body suffers which the soul may not profit by.
Nothing befalls a man except what is in his nature to endure.
To the stars through hardship.
~Kansas State Motto
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
~John F. Kennedy
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain…. Accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields….
Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.
Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember: A kite rises against the wind rather than with it.
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty.
~Thomas S. Monson
A Stumble may prevent a fall.
The reward of suffering is experience.
Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.