Motivational Quotes About Adversity

25 Motivational Quotes About Adversity:

The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

~C. S. Lewis

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that can not be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.

~Arthur Golden

Adversity; if we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

~Unknown Author

You never know how strong you can be until being strong is the only choice you have.

~Unknown Author

Difficulties in your life do not come to destroy you, but to help you realize your potential.

~Unknown Author

You will never truly know yourself or the strength of your relationships until both have been tested by adversity.

~J. K. Rowlings

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.

~Hellen Keller

No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity. the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.

~Unknown Author

Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.

~Charles Caleb Cotton

The struggle to the top is in itself enough to fulfill the human heart.

~Albert Camus

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.

~Henry Ford

The man that is swimming against the storm knows the strength of it.

~Woodrow Wilson

From a falling tree, all make kindling.

~Spanish proverb

Fire tries gold, misfortune men.


Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.

~Erich Fromm

Adversity is like a strong wind.  It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.

~Arthur Golden

Sometimes in tragedy we find our life’s purpose – the eye sheds a tear to find its focus.  

~Robert Brault

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

~African Proverb

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.  If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.

~Norman Vincent Peale

To get the rainbow, we must put up with a little rain.

~Dolly Parton

Flowers never emit so sweet and strong a fragrance as before a storm.  When a storm approaches thee, be as fragrant as a sweet-smelling flower.

~Jean Paul Richter

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