Adversity Quotes

James burgh - in prosperity prepare for a change; in adversity...
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
Plutarch

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Albert Schweitze
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
Lucius annaeus seneca - the bravest sight in the world is to see a great...
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity.
Charles Caleb Colton

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Marie Hugo
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
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
Ben Jonson
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.
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 grow, 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
Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or a greater Benefit.
Napolean Hill
Prosperity is a great teacher adversity a greater.
William Hazlitt
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
William Hazlitt
We become wiser by adversity prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
Adversity is the touchstone of friendship.
French Prove
Adversity does teach who your real friends are.
Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign, 1999
Adversity is the first path to truth.
George Gordon Byron
By courage I repel adversity.
Anonymous
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Ryszard Kapuscinski
He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter.
Henry Fielding
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.
Sir Francis Bacon
Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head.
William Shakespeare
By courage I repel adversity. Adversa Virtute Repello.
Anonymous
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Horace
Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.
Chinese Prove
Fire is the test of gold adversity, of strong men.
Seneca
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
Samuel Johnson
Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.
Romanian Prove
Adversity makes men wise but not rich.
John Ray
In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
Horace, Odes
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
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 1717 Bible
In prosperity our friends know us in adversity we know our friends.
Churton Collins
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
Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, control youth, and delights old age.
Firmianus Lactantius
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington
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