Quotes about Adversity

There is no education like adversity. Benjamin Disraeli

Adversity is the first path to truth. Lord Byron

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

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. Francis Bacon

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

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends. John Churton Collins

In adversity remember to keep an even mind. Horace:

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. Horace

Adversity is, to me at least, a tonic and a bracer. Sir Walter Scott

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

We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched. Tacitus

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

Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life’s relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth. Soren Kierkegaard

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. Publilius Syrus

He knows himself, and all that’s in him, who knows adversity. Herman Melville

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

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