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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Adversity (230 Quotations)

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They that sow in tears shall reap joy. [Psalms 126:5]
~ Bible

 

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Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist -- it reduces him to his fighting weight.
~ Josh Billings

 

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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

 

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Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.
~ Les Brown

 

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Just because Fate doesnĘt deal you the right cards, it doesnĘt mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.
~ Les Brown

 

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Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness --a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.
~ William C. Bryant

 

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Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fiber of character but strengthen it. Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
~ James Buckham

 

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Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture.
~ Mario Burata

 

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Adversity is the first path to truth.
~ Lord Byron

 

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It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.
~ Lord Byron

 

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Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains
~ Emilie Cady

 

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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

 

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No pressure, no diamonds.
~ Mary Case

 

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Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
~ M Kathleen Casey

 

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We say, sorrow, disaster, calamity. God says, chastening and it sounds sweet to him though it is a discord to our ears. Don't faint when you are rebuked, and don't despise the chastening of the Lord. ''In your patience possess your souls.''
~ Oswald Chambers

 

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When a man gets to despair he knows that all his thinking will never get him out. He will only get out by the sheer creative effort of God. Consequently he is in the right attitude to receive from God that which he cannot gain for himself.
~ Oswald Chambers

 

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Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does; it hardens you and makes you sour, narrow and skeptical.
~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin

 

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Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
~ Jerry Chin

 

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