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73 Adversity Quotes to Help You Thrive (STRENGTH)

Top 10 Inspirational Adversity Quotes

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

Haruki Murakami
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. - Napoleon Hill
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. – Napoleon Hill
Keep Going. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end. - Roy T. Bennett
Keep Going. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end. – Roy T. Bennett

“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
Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. - Edgar Allan Poe
Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. – Edgar Allan Poe
Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. - Oprah Winfrey
Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. – Oprah Winfrey

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

Maya Angelou

“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

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“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

18 Adversity Quotes To Help You Rise Above Challenges

“But if everything was always smooth and perfect, you’d get too used to that, you know? You have to have a little bit of disorganization now and then. Otherwise, you’ll never really enjoy it when things go right.”

Sarah Dessen
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
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
In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. - Lee Iacocca
In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. – Lee Iacocca

“I suppose sooner or later in the life of everyone comes a moment of trial. We all of us have our particular devil who rides us and torments us, and we must give battle in the end.”

Daphne Du Maurier
Sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right. - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right. – Sherrilyn Kenyon
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
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

“If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless.”

James E. Faust
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. - Horace
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. – Horace
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. - William Shakespeare
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. – William Shakespeare

“I just want to share with everyone that no matter what challenges, adversities you face in life, that you can overcome them… and once you overcome those adversities, use your story, your testimony to others, to help others get through their storm.”

Wayne Messam
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful. - Zig Ziglar
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful. – Zig Ziglar
I love those who can smile in trouble… - Leonardo da Vinci
I love those who can smile in trouble… – Leonardo da Vinci

“Turning pro is a mindset. If we are struggling with fear, self-sabotage, procrastination, self-doubt, etc., the problem is, we’re thinking like amateurs. Amateurs don’t show up. Amateurs crap out. Amateurs let adversity defeat them. The pro thinks differently. He shows up, he does his work, he keeps on truckin’, no matter what.”

Steven Pressfield
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. - William Arthur Ward
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. – William Arthur Ward
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity. - Lou Holtz
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity. – Lou Holtz

“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
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
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
Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. - Og Mandino
Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. – Og Mandino

5 Adversity Quotes that Inspires Courage

We don't develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. - Barbara De Angelis
We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. – Barbara De Angelis
You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you. - Mary Tyler Moore
You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. – Mary Tyler Moore
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror! - Joyce Meyer
The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror! – Joyce Meyer
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes. - Francis Bacon
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes. – Francis Bacon

11 Motivational Adversity Quotes on Strength

“No difficulty can discourage, no obstacle dismay, no trouble dishearten the man who has acquired the art of being alive. Difficulties are but dares of fate, obstacles but hurdles to try his skill, troubles but bitter tonics to give him strength; and he rises higher and looms greater after each encounter with adversity.”

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever. - Roy T. Bennett
Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever. – Roy T. Bennett
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. - Martha Graham
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. – Martha Graham
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Hardships make or break people. - Margaret Mitchell
Hardships make or break people. – Margaret Mitchell
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. - Albert Schweitzer
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. – Albert Schweitzer
He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity. - William Samuel Johnson
He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity. – William Samuel Johnson
You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. - Golda Meir
You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. – Golda Meir
Mentally strong people overcome setbacks with confidence because adversity only makes them better. - Amy Morin
Mentally strong people overcome setbacks with confidence because adversity only makes them better. – Amy Morin
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity. - Elvis Presley
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity. – Elvis Presley
Grit your teeth and smile. In the face of adversity, go. They don't deserve you. - Christine Lagarde
Grit your teeth and smile. In the face of adversity, go. They don’t deserve you. – Christine Lagarde

7 Adversity Quotes on Developing Character

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, 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 Kübler-Ross
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters. - Victor Hugo
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters. – Victor Hugo
Most people can bear adversity; but if you wish to know what a man really is give him power. - Robert Green Ingersoll
Most people can bear adversity; but if you wish to know what a man really is give him power. – Robert Green Ingersoll

“If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.”

William J. Clinton
As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people. - Joseph B. Wirthlin
As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Adversity is like a strong wind. I don’t mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.”

Arthur Golden

“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

3 Adversity Quotes on Friendship

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation. - George Washington
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation. – George Washington
In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. - John Churton Collins
In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. – John Churton Collins
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. - King Solomon
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. – King Solomon

4 Adversity Quotes on Education

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
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
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater. - William Hazlitt
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater. – William Hazlitt
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. - Aristotle
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. – Aristotle
There is no education like adversity. - Benjamin Disraeli
There is no education like adversity. – Benjamin Disraeli

15 Thought-Provoking Adversity Quotes

“It isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don’t worry. I say that to myself every morning. It all works out in the end. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers.”

Gordon B. Hinckley
When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up. - Roy T. Bennett
When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up. – Roy T. Bennett
If the road is easy, you're likely going the wrong way. - Terry Goodkind
If the road is easy, you’re likely going the wrong way. – Terry Goodkind

“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
Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune. - Chanakya
Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune. – Chanakya
The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil. - C. S. Lewis
The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil. – C. S. Lewis

“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
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. - Anais Nin
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. – Anais Nin
Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then. - John Wooden
Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then. – John Wooden
No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse. - Randy Pausch
No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse. – Randy Pausch
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean. - Mark Twain
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man’s, I mean. – Mark Twain
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with. - Thomas Carlyle
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with. – Thomas Carlyle
If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him. - Criss Jami
If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him. – Criss Jami
Adversity is the first path to truth. - Lord Byron
Adversity is the first path to truth. – Lord Byron
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.
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.

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