Adversity Quotes

Henry fielding - he that can heroically endure adversity will bear...
Adversity is the touchstone of friendship.
French Prove

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
William Hazlitt
Adversity is the first path to truth.
George Gordon Byron
English prove - in times of prosperity friends will be plenty, in...
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Marie Hugo

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
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
Socrates
By courage I repel adversity. Adversa Virtute Repello.
Anonymous
By courage I repel adversity.
Anonymous
However, never daunted, I will cope with adversity in my traditional manner... sulking and nausea.
Tom K. Ryan
Within every adversity is an equal or greater opportunity.
Napoleon Hill
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
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
Samuel Johnson
Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.
Chilo
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.
James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.
To see a man fearless in dangers. untainted with lusts, happy in adversity, composed in a tumult, and laughing at all those things which are generally either coveted or feared, all men must acknowledge that this can be from nothing else but a beam of divinity that influences a mortal body.
Seneca
Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
Francis Bacon
Prosperity is a great teacher adversity a greater.
William Hazlitt
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Plutarch
Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, control youth, and delights old age.
Firmianus Lactantius
A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry; But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain.
William Shakespeare
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head.
William Shakespeare
Fire is the test of gold adversity, of strong men.
Seneca
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Albert Schweitze
Adversity does teach who your real friends are.
Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign, 1999
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 1717 Bible
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity.
Charles Caleb Colton
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
Publilius Syrus
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington
Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Cicero, On Friendship, 44 B. C.
The reason why great men meet with so little pity or attachment in adversity, would seem to be this: the friends of a great man were made by his fortune, his enemies by himself, and revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude.
C. C. Colton
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
Plutarch
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. 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
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Leighton
Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.
Romanian Prove
Adversity cause some men to break others to break records.
William A. Ward
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
Socrates