Friday, March 13, 2009

Adversity Quotes and Sayings

Good and famous Adversity Quotes

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering.

Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
~Abraham Lincoln

Sleep, riches, and health to be truly enjoyed must be interrupted. ~Johann Paul Friedrich Richter, Flower, Fruit, and Thorn

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. ~African Proverb

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
St Exupery

The course of true anything never does run smooth.
~Samuel Butler

The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.
~ Confucius

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity 'til he has tasted adversity.

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.
~Rosalind Russell

A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.
~Anne Bradstreet

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau

Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.

Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.
~Myla Kabat-Zinn

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
~William Arthur Ward

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
~Samuel Johnson

The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
~ Epictetus

The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he's got an abscess on his knee or in his soul.
~ Rona Barrett

There is no education like adversity. ~Disraeli

We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't. ~Frank A. Clark

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
Old Proverb

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
Henry David Thoreau

If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change. If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change. ~John A. Simone, Sr.
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