Favorite Quotations ~† Adversity, 2 Everyday Strength

"Sweet are the uses of adversity." ~ William Shakespeare

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Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight. ~ Josh Billings

I never met with a single instance of adversity which I have not in the end seen was for my good-- I have never heard of a Christian on his deathbed complaining of his afflictions. ~ Alexander M. Proudfit

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has. Out of pain and problems have come the sweetest songs, and the most gripping stories. ~ Billy Graham

In times of stress and adversity, itís always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something quite positive. ~ Lee Iacocca

Case in point: Take adversity and make it an asset. ~ Donald Trump

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful. ~ Zig Ziglar

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him to a heavy load. ~ Bear Bryant

Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come. ~ James Russell Lowell

We sometimes need adversity to fathom our true depths. ~ Pat Riley

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater. ~ William Hazlitt

Adversities do not make the man either weak or strong, but they reveal what he is. ~ Faith Forsyte

Adversity is a severe instructor, set over us by one who knows us better than we do ourselves. ~ Edmund Burke

Adversity is an opportunity for heroism. ~ Marv Levy

Adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its jewels with. ~ Robert Leighton

Adversity is the first path of truth. ~ Lord Byron

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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