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Adversity Quotes

These are some of the best 'Adversity' quotations and sayings.

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"The world is a wheel always turning," philosophized Mrs. Pelz. "Those who were high go down low, and those who've been low go up higher."

[A difficult childhood gave me] a kind of cocky confidence. ... I could never have so little that I hadn't had less. It took away my fear.

A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man; it is what he wants and must have to be good for anything. Hardship and opposition are the native soil of manhood and self-reliance.

A diamond is a chunk of coal that made good under pressure.

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice. See quote detail

A great man does not lose his self-possession when he is afflicted; the ocean is not made muddy by the falling in of its banks.

A noble heart, like the sun, showeth its greatest countenance in its lowest estate.

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

A smooth sea never made a skilful mariner, neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, and excite the invention, prudence, skill, and fortitude of the voyager. The martyrs of ancient times, in bracing their minds to outward calamities, acquired a loftiness of purpose and a moral heroism worth a lifetime of softness and security.

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life to be thankful for a good one.

A woman is like a tea bag: you never know her strength until you drop her in hot water.

A wounded deer leaps the highest.

Adversity borrows its sharpest sting from our impatience.

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.

Adversity comes with instruction in its hand.

Adversity does teach who your real friends are. See quote detail

Adversity exasperates fools, dejects cowards, draws out the faculties of the wise and industrious, puts the modest to the necessity of trying their skill, awes the opulent, and makes the idle industrious.

Adversity has ever been considered as the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being free from flatterers.

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