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Overcoming Adversity Quotes


A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchilladversity quotes

Every adversity, every failure every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. Napoleon Hill

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. Horace

Do not yield to misfortunes, but meet them on the contrary with fortitude. Virgil

A good resolve will make any port. Horace

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it. Oliver Wendell Holmes

Obstacles are great incentives. Michelet

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. Leonardo Da Vinci

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.  Publilius Syrus

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington 

There is no education like adversity. Benjamin Disraeli

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. Voltaire

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. Dutch Proverb

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. Jewish Proverb

Tough times never last, but strong people do. Robert H. Schuller

A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.
Charles de Gaulle

Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy. William Shakespeare

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. William Shakespeare

Adversity is the first path to truth. Lord Byron

To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered.
Oscar Wilde

We acquire the strength we have overcome. Ralph Waldo Emerson


One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. Albert Schweitzer

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

Everybody ought to do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice. William James

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. Theodore Rubin

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. Michael Jordan

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. Seneca

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