12 Quotes on Adversity



1.  “The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

2.  “If you faint in the day of adversity, Your strength is small.”
― Proverbs 24:10

3.  “However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

4.  “I love those who can smile in trouble…”
― Leonardo da Vinci

5.  “You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle.”
― Shannon L. Alder

6.  “You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.”
― Edwin Louis Cole

7.  “You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”
― Mary Tyler Moore

8.  “Hardships make or break people.”
― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

9.  “We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world”
― Helen Keller

10.  “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.”[Meditations Divine and Moral]”
― Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet

11. “Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.”
― Charles Caleb Colton

12. “If thou art willing to suffer no adversity, how wilt thou be the friend of Christ?”
― Thomas à Kempis

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