Adversity Quotes

Anonymous - by courage i repel adversity. adversa virtute...
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

In prosperity our friends know us in adversity we know our friends.
Churton Collins
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
Within every adversity is an equal or greater opportunity.
Napoleon Hill
Adversity is the first path to truth.
George Gordon Byron

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
In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
Horace, Odes
Seneca, epistles - fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong...
Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or a greater Benefit.
Napolean Hill
Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head.
William Shakespeare
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.
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
We become wiser by adversity prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Adversity makes men wise but not rich.
John Ray
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Albert Schweitze