Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 113
Power Give

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

- Abraham Lincoln

Against Blows

Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.

- Abu Bakr

Living Resume

Adversity isn't an obstacle that we need to get around in order to resume living our life. It's part of our life.

- Aimee Mullins

Race Which

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity.

- Alan Gregg

Strength Which

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.

- Albert Schweitzer

Setbacks Deal

I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.

- Allen Klein

Strength Stumble

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.

- Anais Nin

Ahead Facing

Being a champion is not just being a frontrunner and being ahead, but it's facing adversity.

- Andre Ward

Face Going

You're going to face adversity. It's not if - it's when.

- Andre Ward

Work Fur

I work best when there is adversity: I seem to get calmer the more the fur is flying.

- Andrea Arnold

Behind Admired

My late father Rev. James Thomas McGlowan was the inspiration behind 'Bamboozled.' My father admired Frederick Douglass' courage and his bravery in the face of adversity.

- Angela McGlowan

Christian Makes

A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.

- Anne Bradstreet

Grow Always

The journey is never ending. There's always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what's right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment.

- Antonio Brown

Strong Torn

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

Needs Almost

When the world is in the midst of change, when adversity and opportunity are almost indistinguishable, this is the time for visionary leadership and when leaders need to look beyond the survival needs of those they're serving.

- Chip Conley

Face Deserve

Grit your teeth and smile. In the face of adversity, go. They don't deserve you.

- Christine Lagarde

Suffering Will

To those out there who are suffering from cancer, facing adversity, I want you to know that your will to live can make all the difference in the world.

- Craig Sager

My Life Yes

Yes, I did shatter my leg, and it really changed my life, in a way. It wasn't much fun, but it did open me up, and as we all know intuitively, adversity can develop resources.

- Dan Millman

Comedy Creates

Adversity creates comedy.

- Darren Star

Deep Strong

Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides.

- David Hare


Obviously, resilience matters. I was no stranger to adversity, but it's different when it's personal. Not something I would recommend.

- David Petraeus

Been Having

The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.

- Jimmy Carter

Grow Some

Adversity is simply part of earth life. From it we can grow and progress if we choose to. Yes, some trials come because of our own disobedience, but many trials are simply part of life.

- John Bytheway

Know Prosperity

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.

- John Churton Collins

Through Grows

I am a quiet man who grows through adversity.

- Jose Maria Aznar

Character Build

As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people.

- Joseph B. Wirthlin


In spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser and happier as a result.

- Joseph B. Wirthlin

Level Opposed

The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.

- Joshua Waitzkin

Courage Need

The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!

- Joyce Meyer


I thrive on adversity.

- Juliette Lewis

Better Through

You have setbacks in your life, and adversity. You can be discouraged about it or have courage to get through it and be better.

- Austin Seferian-Jenkins


We don't develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

- Barbara De Angelis

Strength His

He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.

- Ben Jonson

Education Like

There is no education like adversity.

- Benjamin Disraeli

Grow Through

At key crossroads in his life, Vernon Davis has continued to make a conscious choice to grow as a person and player. His determination through adversity since his childhood days is commendable.

- Hannah Storm

Career Through

I'm not a quitter. All my career, I went through a lot of physical adversity, injuries. It's in my nature to be a battler.

- Harmon Killebrew

My Life Been

The overcoming of adversity and, ultimately, denying it the rite of passage, has been a constant and perpetual motive throughout my life.

- Heather Mills

Honest Principle

Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.

- Henry Fielding

Person Whether

Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.

- Henry Fielding

Fortune Been

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.

- Boethius

Wisdom Fortune

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.

- Horace

Crimson Splendor

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.

- Horace

Genius Reveals

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

- Horace

Know Produces

Great leaders know that adversity produces the greatest opportunities in life.

- Brandon Webb


If you ask me why I've succeeded, it's because I was in the Royal Marines. You have this unbelievable sense of achievement and of overcoming adversity. That's the confidence it breeds.

- Brian McDermott

All Americans

Nevadans, and all Americans, are resilient. Overcoming adversity is a part of our national heritage.

- Brian Sandoval

Find Does

In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that does not displease us.

- Brigham Young


Adversity is a stimulus.

- James Broughton

Easter New

A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures.

- James E. Faust

Strength His

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.

- Cesare Pavese

Door Dig

I'm somebody who finds adversity is almost as good as encouragement. It's almost like, you close the door, and I'll find ten ways to kick it in and go around it or dig under it or something.

- Diane Warren

My Life Learned

I learned to take those experiences that were difficult in my life and in the adversity that I had overcome to use it for a positive change.

- Dominique Moceanu

Different Way

You learn from adversity more than anything because it allows you to see so much. It really allows you to see things in a different way.

- Draymond Green

Bad Deal

When I say 'fighter,' I am thinking about how you deal with adversity, how you deal with being in bad situations.

- Eddie Alvarez

Like Against

I know exactly what it is like to fight against the odds and to overcome adversity.

- Karen Handel

Pay Makes

Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.

- Elizabeth Hardwick

Triumph Seat

'Seat at the Table' has expressed real adversity, struggle, and also triumph and joy.

- Kelela

Journey Everyone

Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one's journey is easy. It's how they handle it that makes people unique.

- Kevin Conroy

Through Staying

Talking through troubles, staying calm in the face of adversity, that's what my father taught me. It's an invaluable lesson because there's no shortage of adversity and mistakes to be dealt with.

- Kevin Frazier

Born Times

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

- King Solomon

Day Prosperity

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.

- King Solomon

Some Deal

You know, you have to have some inner philosophy to deal with adversity.

- Kirk Douglas

Memory Delights

Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age.

- Lactantius

Strength Strong

When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.

- LL Cool J

Truth Path

Adversity is the first path to truth.

- Lord Byron

Someone Show

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.

- Lou Holtz


You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it's important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.

- Michelle Obama

Through Been

Sometimes good comes through adversity. I would not be who I am today had it not been for the internment, and I like who I am.

- Ruth Asawa

Better Never

You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.

- Golda Meir

Father Been

Of course, losing my father was traumatic. I was an only child. But from the time my father died, my general theme in life has been to turn adversity into opportunity.

- Thomas G. Stemberg

Balance Weigh

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.

- Plutarch

Feel Gravitate

Whenever people are faced with any sort of adversity... they tend to gravitate toward things that make them comfortable, and things that they feel are important.

- Grant Achatz

Pain Surrounded

When you have adversity and you have pain, you never feel more alone than you do at that moment. And you can be surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people.

- Sandra Bullock

Heartbreak Next

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.

- Malcolm X

Self-Esteem Give

Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.

- Scott Hamilton

Work Very

Very often out of adversity that's when the best work comes.

- Tom Cochrane

Play Some

You don't play 162 games without facing some adversity during the course of the year.

- Tom Glavine

Think Been

One thing that I don't think my critics realize about me is that I've been trained to look adversity in the face.

- Reggie White

Help Process

Turning feelings into words can help us process and overcome adversity.

- Sheryl Sandberg

Deep Teams

One thing about championship teams is that they're resilient. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity.

- Nick Saban

Man Himself

Adversity has a way of introducing a man to himself.

- Shia LaBeouf

Think I Think

I think really what I'm saying is that I thrive on adversity.

- Richard Marx

Stress Always

Whenever I do the sign of the cross, it always brings comfort in situations when you are faced with adversity and stress.

- Troy Polamalu

Some Named

Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in the face of awful adversity. Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.

- Silvia Cartwright

Strong Gold

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.

- Martha Graham

Always Been

There's always been adversity, wherever I've gone.

- Richard Sherman

Does He

He who does not tire, tires adversity.

- Martin Farquhar Tupper

Art Think

I don't think we live in those times when great art comes out of great adversity.

- Noel Gallagher

Lucky Happen

I try not to get too low. I fight adversity as hard as I can fight it, not to get too low. When good things happen, I don't really embrace it. I just say it's a lucky day.

- Rick Pitino

My Life Always

There's always going to be bumps in the road. There's always going to be this and that, adversity. You just overcome it. It's what I've done all my life.

- Odell Beckham, Jr.

Often Things

Good things are often birthed from adversity.

- Robert A. Schuller

Next Equivalent

In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.

- Robert Collier


Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.

- Stephen Covey

Magic Equivalent

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

Strength My Life

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

Art Remember

Remember the great adversity of art or anything else is a hurried life.

- Robert James Waller

Inevitable Tests

Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable that this testing continues during life.

- Walter Annenberg

Through Pretty

I have definitely gone through my ups and downs and faced my adversity and my nay-sayers, but managed to do all right. It is a pretty classic tale.

- Steve Nash

Woman Which

There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

- Washington Irving

Woman Which

There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

- Washington Irving