Dealing With Adversity Quotes

30 Inspiring Dealing with Adversity Quotes:

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.

~Ben Johnson

Adversity causes some to break and others to break records.

~Unknown Author

One should not deprive one’s children from the adversity that made men of their fathers.

~R.K Mckee

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.

~B.C. Forbes

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.

~Friedrich Nietzsche

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.

~Author Unknown

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.

~Hugh Miller

If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures.

~Author Unknown

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.

~Robert Schuller

The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.


Adversity enhances this tale we call life.

~Terri Guillemets

There is nothing the body suffers which the soul may not profit by.

~George Meredith

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

~Marcus Aurelius

To the stars through hardship.

~Kansas State Motto

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.

~Kenji Miyazawa

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….

~Kahlil Gibran

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.

~Lucy Larcom

Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember: A kite rises against the wind rather than with it.

~Unknown Author

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.

~English Proverb

The reward of suffering is experience.


Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.


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