Best Quotes About Adversity

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

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

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

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

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. -Aristotle

The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity. -Jimmy Carter

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

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. -Anais Nin

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. -Cesare Pavese

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity. -Elvis Presley

We don't develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. -Barbara De Angelis

For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity. -George Santayana

You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. -Golda Meir

Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. -Malcolm X

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

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great. -Rose Kennedy

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

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

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. -George Washington

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man… It is more powerful than external circumstances. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity. -Charles Caleb Colton

Remember the great adversity of art or anything else is a hurried life. -Robert James Waller

All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… 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

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has. -Billy Graham

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. -Ulysses S. Grant

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation. -George Washington

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity. -Lou Holtz

In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. -Lee Iacocca

There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. -Washington Irving

Israel was not created in order to disappear – Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom. -John F. Kennedy

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil. -C. S. Lewis

In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that does not displease us. -Brigham Young

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity. Prosperity is what is doing us in. -James Reston

There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. -Washington Irving

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

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New. -Francis Bacon

Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not. -Henry Fielding

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune. -Horace

Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides. -David Hare

Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable. -Tacitus

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

There is no education like adversity. -Benjamin Disraeli

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head. -William Shakespeare

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

In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time. -Robert Collier

Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture. -Charles Caleb Colton

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. -Og Mandino

He who does not tire, tires adversity. -Martin Farquhar Tupper

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends. -Plutarch

Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity. -Plutarch

By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean. -Mark Twain

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. -Publilius Syrus

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity. -Alan Gregg

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy. -Boethius

Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world. It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated. -Brad Henry

Whatever changes the new era brings, whatever new pathways we take, I am sure that our special relationship with America – forged in adversity, will not change. -Mary McAleese

Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in the face of awful adversity. Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God. -Silvia Cartwright

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown. -Samuel Daniel

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. -King Solomon

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider. -King Solomon

I have definitely gone through my ups and downs and faced my adversity and my nay-sayers, but managed to do all right. It is a pretty classic tale. -Steve Nash

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity. -James Keller

Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. -W. Clement Stone

He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity. -William Samuel Johnson

Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward. -Wilma Mankiller

I think really what I'm saying is that I thrive on adversity. -Richard Marx

Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity. -Abu Bakr

Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance. -Scott Hamilton

I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat. -Allen Klein

Very often out of adversity that's when the best work comes. -Tom Cochrane

I desire an special interest in your prayers that my faith fail not in the day of adversity. -John Hawley

I consider adversity being good sometimes, you know. -Brett Favre

Initially, I know that I handled it worse than she did and I think partly because I've always been… every bit of adversity I've faced up until the last year and a half is adversity I brought upon myself – or the opposing teams have given me. -Brett Favre

As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity. -Simon Newcomb

Seven and half years ago I began my own journey. For me and my family it was a time of adversity. But during that adversity I derived a deeper faith. And born out of that adversity was a commitment to devote myself to those people and to those issues that truly matter to me. -Paul Tsongas

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. -Martha Graham

In adversity remember to keep an even mind. -Horace

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

He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity. -Ben Jonson

I'll say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it, and that's more than I can say for prosperity. -Kin Hubbard

I'm used to adversity and working really well in difficult situations. It was hard for me to accept the success. -Paula Cole

The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame. -Charles Caleb Colton

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune. -Chanakya

Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age. -Lactantius

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

Under adversity, under oppression, the words begin to fail, the easy words begin to fail. In order to convey things accurately, the human being is almost forced to find the most precise words possible, which is a precondition for literature. -Rita Dove

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity. -Horace

He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the later. -Henry Fielding

Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity. -Periander

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

When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on. -LL Cool J

I learned to put 100 percent into what you're doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward those goals. I learned about adversity and how to get past it. -Kristi Yamaguchi

As a lifelong practitioner of martial arts, I'm trained to remain calm in the face of adversity and danger. -Steven Seagal

In times of adversity – for the country we love – Maryland always chooses to move forward. Progress is a choice. Job creation is a choice. Whether we move forward or back: this too is a choice. -Martin O'Malley

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. -William J. Clinton

I didn't care what, how much adversity life threw at me. I intended to get to the top. -Ted Turner

I work best when there is adversity: I seem to get calmer the more the fur is flying. -Andrea Arnold

The overcoming of adversity and, ultimately, denying it the rite of passage, has been a constant and perpetual motive throughout my life. -Heather Mills

I am a quiet man who grows through adversity. -Jose Maria Aznar

Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one's journey is easy. It's how they handle it that makes people unique. -Kevin Conroy

One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a rollercoaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man. -Ben Okri

You know, you have to have some inner philosophy to deal with adversity. -Kirk Douglas

These are tough times, and the New Yorkers I have met are facing economic adversity with grace and dignity. They worry about their future, care about their neighbors and hope this storm will pass so they can focus on better days ahead. -Harold Ford, Jr.

Of course, losing my father was traumatic. I was an only child. But from the time my father died, my general theme in life has been to turn adversity into opportunity. -Thomas G. Stemberg

My fiction is almost always inspired by a character's need or desire to rise above him- or herself. No one is perfect and some of us have much adversity in our lives; it is those people who struggle to rise above their nature or background that I find the most interesting and heroic. -Robert Crais

In so many things, growth comes from adversity. -Michael Huffington

If you ask me why I've succeeded, it's because I was in the Royal Marines. You have this unbelievable sense of achievement and of overcoming adversity. That's the confidence it breeds. -Brian McDermott

I'm a dogged person. I respond to adversity with a steely resistance. -Jennifer Egan

To me, obstacles in life build character. You have to be able to overcome adversity in order to succeed and appreciate the simple things life has to offer… that's where most of my inspiration for writing and singing comes from. -Elliott Yamin

Turning pro is a mindset. If we are struggling with fear, self-sabotage, procrastination, self-doubt, etc., the problem is, we're thinking like amateurs. Amateurs don't show up. Amateurs crap out. Amateurs let adversity defeat them. The pro thinks differently. He shows up, he does his work, he keeps on truckin', no matter what. -Steven Pressfield

I tend to not discriminate when it comes to people I can learn from. Basically, if someone has built a meaningful business in software, technology or media, faced disruption and adversity, and overcame underdog status, I want to know how they did it. -Aaron Levie

Fasting is, first and foremost, an exercise for identifying and managing adversity in all its forms. With faith, in full conscience, fasting calls women and men to an extra degree of self-awareness. -Tariq Ramadan

I was bullied and picked on because I was so different to everyone else, and I definitely didn't believe or even know I was fabulous back then. But those hard times made me everything I am today. It's all water under the bridge now, but being bullied and going through adversity definitely made me stronger. -Kimora Lee Simmons

Whenever people are faced with any sort of adversity… they tend to gravitate toward things that make them comfortable, and things that they feel are important. -Grant Achatz

The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity. -Joshua Waitzkin

One thing that I don't think my critics realize about me is that I've been trained to look adversity in the face. -Reggie White

I want to be a role model and I want to show kids that you can be strong and overcome adversity. -Paula Creamer

When the world is in the midst of change, when adversity and opportunity are almost indistinguishable, this is the time for visionary leadership and when leaders need to look beyond the survival needs of those they're serving. -Chip Conley

I don't think we live in those times when great art comes out of great adversity. -Noel Gallagher

For a lot of people, Superman is and has always been America's hero. He stands for what we believe is the best within us: limitless strength tempered by compassion, that can bear adversity and emerge stronger on the other side. He stands for what we all feel we would like to be able to stand for, when standing is hardest. -J. Michael Straczynski

There are uses to adversity, and they don't reveal themselves until tested. Whether it's serious illness, financial hardship, or the simple constraint of parents who speak limited English, difficulty can tap unexpected strengths. -Sonia Sotomayor

A lot of people think I had such a rosy career, but I wanted to identify that one of the things that helps you have a long career is learning how to deal with adversity, how to get past it. Once I learned how to get through that, others things didn't seem so hard. -Cal Ripken, Jr.

The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror! -Joyce Meyer

When you have adversity and you have pain, you never feel more alone than you do at that moment. And you can be surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people. -Sandra Bullock

I haven't always acted or reacted in a way that made me proud, but I didn't make that same mistake twice, and I think that's what I love about adversity is that it always reminds me of what's really valuable in life. -Sandra Bullock

Many of the lessons we are to learn in mortality can only be received through the things we experience and sometimes suffer. And God expects and trusts us to face temporary mortal adversity with His help so we can learn what we need to learn and ultimately become what we are to become in eternity. -David A. Bednar

For Black Label Special Opps, adversity is what you thrive on. General Patton is a huge fan favorite in Black Label. -Zakk Wylde

I personally have dealt with any adversity in my life with humor. That's why I told America to 'Read my hips!' on 'Dancing With the Stars' or was happy to play along with Jason Alexander and Jerry Seinfeld in the great restaurant scene on 'Seinfeld.' -Marlee Matlin

In 'Gravity,' nearly everything is a metaphor for the main character. The way I tend to approach a film is that character and background are equally important; one informs the other. Here, Sandra Bullock is caught between Earth and the void of the universe, just floating there in between. We use the debris as a metaphor for adversity. -Alfonso Cuaron

One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. -Ben Okri

Yes, I did shatter my leg, and it really changed my life, in a way. It wasn't much fun, but it did open me up, and as we all know intuitively, adversity can develop resources. -Dan Millman

Whenever I do the sign of the cross, it always brings comfort in situations when you are faced with adversity and stress. -Troy Polamalu

One thing about championship teams is that they're resilient. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity. -Nick Saban

I'm somebody who finds adversity is almost as good as encouragement. It's almost like, you close the door, and I'll find ten ways to kick it in and go around it or dig under it or something. -Diane Warren

Sometimes good comes through adversity. I would not be who I am today had it not been for the internment, and I like who I am. -Ruth Asawa

I wish that only three residents of Tel Aviv could see what conditions on the West Bank are like. Living in such proximity, most Israelis have no idea about the adversity on the West Bank. -Zubin Mehta

A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures. -James E. Faust

As a writer, I have this compulsion to take characters who appear formidable and bombard them with adversity until they crumble. What's interesting is watching them rise again, and seeing how they've changed and grown, if indeed they have. -Jean Hanff Korelitz

Everyone goes through adversity in life, but what matters is how you learn from it. -Lou Holtz

I learned to take those experiences that were difficult in my life and in the adversity that I had overcome to use it for a positive change. -Dominique Moceanu

The only good thing about times of adversity is that you realize who your real friends and fans are – and the rest go away – which in my mind is an OK thing. -Pete Wentz

Funnily enough, I did a play called 'Jumpy' on the West End before I did 'Divergent,' and there was an essence of that character I played, called Cam, in Will. In the sense of his vulnerability, and… he had a sense of humor that comes out of adversity, similar to Will. -Ben Lloyd-Hughes

Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition – such as lifting weights – we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity. -Stephen Covey

I hope I'm worthy in my dying. I hope I can maintain myself – that I wouldn't become pathetic and needy, and the worst part of myself come out in adversity. But I'm not afraid of it. It'd be such a silly thing to do! To ruin the life you have by fearing its ending. -Brendan Gleeson

You don't play 162 games without facing some adversity during the course of the year. -Tom Glavine

I studied in Britain and spent great moments of my life there as a student living in Belsize Park. I admire the British trait of the stiff upper lip in the face of adversity. My wife studied in Britain, too, and both of us have many friends there. -Asif Ali Zardari

I'm able to make decisions even in the face of adversity. -Nikki Sixx

I'm not a quitter. All my career, I went through a lot of physical adversity, injuries. It's in my nature to be a battler. -Harmon Killebrew

In spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser and happier as a result. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

You may feel singled out when adversity enters your life. You shake your head and wonder, 'Why me?' -Joseph B. Wirthlin

At key crossroads in his life, Vernon Davis has continued to make a conscious choice to grow as a person and player. His determination through adversity since his childhood days is commendable. -Hannah Storm

Someone said adversity builds character, but someone else said adversity reveals character. I'm pleasantly surprised with my resilience. I persevere, and not just blindly. I take the best, get rid of the rest, and move on, realizing that you can make a choice to take the good. -Brooke Shields

People that are brilliant and successful, we think they've just always been that way. That's not the case. Most of them have had some tough adversity in their life. It's prepared them. I've never felt like you could develop character without adversity. -Bobby Bowden

I get Tweets every day from people telling me that 'Hey, I'm going to overcome my injury or my illness. Cancer. Different diseases. I can beat it because Adrian Peterson showed me the determination and the willpower to be able to prosper and get through adversity whenever it comes.' -Adrian Peterson

It feels good when guys reach out to be inspired – and you have shown people an example of how you can come back and be better than you were before when adversity strikes; and when the world predicts the opposite, you show them you not only can be successful but be great. -Adrian Peterson

There will always be hard times. Use adversity to fuel your fire. In high school, I wanted to play quarterback but couldn't until I was a senior. I played wide receiver instead, and this ultimately helped me because I learned more about the game. -Ben Roethlisberger

You don't want people who have never had to deal with adversity – you want people who have been able to deal successfully with adversity. That's what adds to society. Those are going to be the hardest-working, best people. -Linda Ronstadt

I try not to get too low. I fight adversity as hard as I can fight it, not to get too low. When good things happen, I don't really embrace it. I just say it's a lucky day. -Rick Pitino

Grit your teeth and smile. In the face of adversity, go. They don't deserve you. -Christine Lagarde

The trick to great romance is in overcoming adversity. In realizing that love is worth some uphill climbs. -Sarah MacLean

Good things are often birthed from adversity. -Robert A. Schuller

There's always been adversity, wherever I've gone. -Richard Sherman

For all its ups and downs and challenges, I love writing. We only grow through adversity, so I welcome the difficulties, knowing bumps in the road are my greatest teachers. -Lori Wilde

I come from strong people who believe in the freedom of expression and, of course, a culture that believes in that. So the idea of overcoming adversity is something that is not unfamiliar. -Robert Battle

The story of FDR as U.S. Commander in Chief is a heroic war story of a president who had already overcome great adversity in facing polio but who went on to take the reins of our armed forces in the greatest conflagration in human history – on our behalf. -Nigel Hamilton

I really believe in the old expression that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. It's through adversity that you find the strength you never knew you had. -Christie Brinkley

Nevadans, and all Americans, are resilient. Overcoming adversity is a part of our national heritage. -Brian Sandoval

Of all the things people have taught me regarding life lessons or anything that would benefit me, I don't think anything helped me learn more about life than football. You go through so many different things: adversity, how to handle adversity, how to handle success, how to lead, how to be a teammate, how to communicate. -Josh McDaniels

My late father Rev. James Thomas McGlowan was the inspiration behind 'Bamboozled.' My father admired Frederick Douglass' courage and his bravery in the face of adversity. -Angela McGlowan

I definitely thrive off adversity. I know it's always up from there. -Caroline Buchanan

My mother persevered through much adversity because she possessed faith in God, self-respect, and an awareness of history; most especially, she was astute in Africa's significant contribution to world history. Sister Betty refused to live her life as a victim. -Ilyasah Shabazz

I try to find scripts of stories that kinda celebrate the human condition… let's talk about the tough world out there and the human spirit overcoming adversity. -Garry Marshall

I'm a plodder, one foot in front of the other. Life is all about understanding that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. And it's your ability with how you deal with that adversity that ultimately affects your success. -Gary Johnson

I don't think I've had any adversity. I mean, yeah, I studied hard in school, but that's not adversity. Everyone in the Nuba Mountains has faced incredible adversity, every single one of them. Just to finish primary school is an incredible challenge. -Tom Catena

Talking through troubles, staying calm in the face of adversity, that's what my father taught me. It's an invaluable lesson because there's no shortage of adversity and mistakes to be dealt with. -Kevin Frazier

My mom has always just been one of those people who handle adversity and challenges, and really everything, with so much grace and elegance. I saw it all the time. -Jillian Hervey

Numerous have been the manifestations of God's providence in sustaining us. In the gloomy period of adversity, we have had 'our cloud by day and pillar of fire by night.' We have been reduced to distress, and the arm of Omnipotence has raised us up. -Samuel Adams

You have setbacks in your life, and adversity. You can be discouraged about it or have courage to get through it and be better. -Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Goals give you a mark to shoot for and keep you motivated when you face adversity. -Benjamin Watson

The reason why I called it 'I Told You' is because I wanted to show people that I have been doubted, and I have been in the face of adversity. Coming out of that situation, this is my 'I told you' moment. -Tory Lanez

As a woman, and as a working mom trying to get things done, you find yourself meeting adversity a lot, but you never talk about it because you don't want to bring attention to it. You don't want to go there. -Kate Hudson

For some reason, I had a responsibility to my family and the people who lived around me. I felt that I had to convey their dignity – the way they dealt with adversity and poverty – and their good humor. -Frank McCourt

You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it's important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages. -Michelle Obama

Obviously, resilience matters. I was no stranger to adversity, but it's different when it's personal. Not something I would recommend. -David Petraeus

As a medical doctor, I have known the face of adversity. I have seen much of death and dying, suffering and sorrow. I also remember the plight of students overwhelmed by their studies and of those striving to learn a foreign language. And I recall the fatigue and frustration felt by young parents with children in need. -Russell M. Nelson

I strongly believe that through dedication and perseverance, one can overcome adversity to achieve success. It is a privilege to accept membership in the Horatio Alger Association, an organization which promotes this principle. -Ginni Rometty

To those out there who are suffering from cancer, facing adversity, I want you to know that your will to live can make all the difference in the world. -Craig Sager

Being a champion is not just being a frontrunner and being ahead, but it's facing adversity. -Andre Ward

You're going to face adversity. It's not if – it's when. -Andre Ward

Those with less of a sense of service to the nation never understand it when men and women of character step forward to look danger and adversity straight in the eye, refusing to blink, or give ground, even to their own deaths. The protected can't begin to understand the price paid so they and their families can sleep safe and free at night. -John F. Kelly

I thrive on adversity. -Juliette Lewis

No difficulty can discourage, no obstacle dismay, no trouble dishearten the man who has acquired the art of being alive. Difficulties are but dares of fate, obstacles but hurdles to try his skill, troubles but bitter tonics to give him strength; and he rises higher and looms greater after each encounter with adversity. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

My family was very notorious in the town that we lived in. Everyone would say, 'There goes those damn Sams.' I didn't want to paint that ill picture of me. I knew the good in my family. They didn't know our background and the adversity we had to endure. I wanted to succeed and be a beacon of hope in my family. -Michael Sam

There's always going to be bumps in the road. There's always going to be this and that, adversity. You just overcome it. It's what I've done all my life. -Odell Beckham, Jr.

It's always amazing when a fan will say you've helped them through some kind of adversity. -James Arthur

I don't want to sound Pollyannish about this. I understand that poverty is never just poverty. It's often this collection of maladies, this compounded adversity. I'm not naive about the problem. But I think that stable, steady housing is one of the surest footholds we could have on the road to financial stability. -Matthew Desmond

World records aren't broken in practice, and competitive environments and adversity are the birthplace of champions. -Brandon Webb

Great leaders know that adversity produces the greatest opportunities in life. -Brandon Webb

Everyone faces adversity. -Ryan Holiday

We have this culture valued at Uber, which we call the champions' mind-set. And champions' mind-set isn't always about winning. It's about putting everything you have on the field, every ounce of passion and energy you have. And if you get knocked down, overcoming adversity. -Travis Kalanick

The beautiful thing about the NFL season is to see a team come together after they get to know each other in the spring and summer. You then go through adversity together and see how you respond. The teams that can respond in a positive way are the teams that are going to be there in the end. -Aaron Rodgers

How you deal with adversity says a lot about the kind of players you've got and the kind of team we've got. -Aaron Rodgers

I know exactly what it is like to fight against the odds and to overcome adversity. -Karen Handel

I think we build resilience to prepare for whatever adversity we'll face. And we all face some adversity – we're all living some form of Option B. -Sheryl Sandberg

'Option B' draws not just on my story but on the research and stories of many people overcoming all kinds of adversity. No one should have to go through challenges and trauma alone. -Sheryl Sandberg

It is definitely true that adversity and hardship are not evenly distributed. -Sheryl Sandberg

Turning feelings into words can help us process and overcome adversity. -Sheryl Sandberg

I think maybe there's a part of me that needs adversity from the rest of the world in order to feel motivated to want to prove people wrong. I need people to be like, 'What is this weirdo doing?' -Josh Trank

When I was growing up, I was very lucky. My family was the most important thing to me. They provided me with somewhere safe to grow and learn, and I know I was fortunate not to have been confronted by serious adversity at a young age. -Kate Middleton

You learn from adversity more than anything because it allows you to see so much. It really allows you to see things in a different way. -Draymond Green

I honestly think part of the appeal of 'Rumours' was that it was sort of heroic. We managed to push through in the face of so much personal adversity. -Lindsey Buckingham

When I say 'fighter,' I am thinking about how you deal with adversity, how you deal with being in bad situations. -Eddie Alvarez

You have to handle adversity well. There are roadblocks you will have to fight through. -Zach LaVine

My strength comes from my mom. Just seeing what she had to go through to raise us, she wouldn't make excuses; she wouldn't put her head down. So I guess I looked at adversity right in the eye and took it on. -Paul Pierce

'Seat at the Table' has expressed real adversity, struggle, and also triumph and joy. -Kelela

Fighting, especially at this level, is about getting through adversity. You position yourself mentally to go out and take on obstacles that stand in your way. In the Octagon and in life, you face tough situations and have every chance to quit, but the more adversity you push through, the more likely you are to be successful. -Tyron Woodley

The journey is never ending. There's always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what's right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment. -Antonio Brown

Failure is inherent in the game. So if you don't respond well to adversity, you're probably not going to have a long career. -Theo Epstein

Baseball is a game based on adversity. It's a game that's going to test you repeatedly. It's going to find your weaknesses and vulnerabilities and force you to adjust. That adversity, in the big picture, is a really good thing because it shows you where your weaknesses are. It gives you the opportunity to improve. -Theo Epstein

Players that tend to respond to adversity the right way and triumph in the end are players with strong character. If you have enough guys like that in the clubhouse, you have an edge on the other team. -Theo Epstein

The fact that guys adjusted really quickly to the big leagues, developed really quickly, faced adversity under the brightest spotlights, played great baseball, overcame so much, overcame centuries worth of issues and won a World Series, I guess it doesn't necessarily mean we're still not just prone to the laws of nature and reality and baseball. -Theo Epstein

When we are faced with adversity, when we are tested on who we are and what we stand for, we always pull together. We stand strong for our values and our way of life. We always have, and I know we always will. -Sadiq Khan

It is unnatural to deny effort, adversity, and pain. -Guillermo del Toro

The Chinese nation is a great nation; it has been through hardships and adversity but remains indomitable. -Xi Jinping

Overcoming adversity not only makes you stronger, it makes you more hopeful. -Valerie Jarrett

You miss the adversity. The journey is what I'm talking about. Helping a guy get better. Seeing a guy get a contract. And seeing a seventh-round choice or free agent make the team. -Jon Gruden

To overcome any form of adversity, to not give up, to not give up on yourself, your dreams, to not sequester yourself away from people – that's the most important thing to do with your life. -Paul Dini

I'm not fearful for myself, because I've seen adversity, and I can see it again. But I feel very upset and anguished when I see images of young lawyers beaten up. -Asma Jahangir

People can grow from adversity as much as they do from prosperity. -Andrew Yang

America has always built ourselves out of adversity. All the way back to the Great Depression. -Jim Gray

I went to a good school, played sports; things came relatively easy for me. Whenever I would get faced with adversity, I would always go do something else. -Lauren Gibbs

The Muppets are always really positive when they come across adversity, and they always have the ability to see the good in people. -James Bobin

I spent a long time reporting on trans issues, and I know in the course of that reporting I saw how deeply adversity runs. -Ronan Farrow

Gore isn't required for a good story, but adversity is. -Celeste Ng

I will forever be fascinated by how people deal with adversity, how people react in moments of crisis, or how people behave when life gets uncomfortable. -Julie Foudy

I can't stand adversity and stress and drama and tension. I can't function in that environment. If I have anything to say about it, we're going to get rid of it so that everyone can just relax and have a good time. -LaChanze

If you think about it, there are a lot of parallels between a sportsman's journey and the acting journey. You face so much adversity and disappointment, and you can work incredibly hard for a long time with very little results, and then, hopefully, something happens. -Luke Hemsworth

What defines someone as a 'man' should not be the clothes they wear or how deep their voice is. It should be the content of his character, his strength in the face of overwhelming adversity, and his ability to still love and help others when the world has turned its back on him. -Karamo Brown

No poem in the world could do my mom justice. Despite circumstance and adversity, she had an unwavering love for her kids and a faith-based, boundless capacity for forgiveness. -Ed Schultz

FCA is a culture of leaders and employees that were born out of adversity and who operate without sheet music. -Sergio Marchionne

There's always going to be adversity. -Nick Foles

What the Anzac legend did do, by the bravery and sacrifice of our troops, was reinforce our own cultural notions of independence, mateship, and ingenuity. Of resilience and courage in adversity. -Paul Keating

Mental discipline and tenacity in the face of obstacles are traits that have greatly helped me in both my personal and professional journey thus far. I am also very optimistic by nature and tend to focus on the positive and remain hopeful when faced with adversity. -Priyamvada Natarajan

Mentally strong people overcome setbacks with confidence because adversity only makes them better. -Amy Morin

In our personal and professional lives, we are constantly hit with one adversity after the other, most of which we have no control over. But the four things we have total control over is how we react, how we adapt, how we breathe, and how we take action. -Diamond Dallas Page

I'm ready for any adversity that's going to hit. -Baker Mayfield

Having been through some adversity, starting from different points and having to work through the depth chart on many occasions, it's definitely helped my story. -Baker Mayfield

All interesting, worthwhile humans suffered and struggled and overcame adversity of one sort or another. Pain is constructive. Misery can be useful. I believed this the way I believe the sun rises in the east. Then I had children, and I slowly began to disbelieve and disavow it. -Kim Brooks

I've proven I can hang in there, go through adversity, and pull tricks out of the bag. -Brian Ortega

Maria did teach us a lot. It taught us to value what we have: our friends, our neighbors, and those who helped us. I know my people in PR are active. It took us by surprise, but we are warriors, and we are ready for any adversity. -Ozuna

When you love somebody, and they go through a real adversity, you don't back away from that relationship. You don't say, 'When you're better, call me.' The opposite happens. Your bond strengthens, and you become even more vested. -Rocky Carroll

I think I'm very calm in adversity, always remaining calm, and I don't panic. I think that's the main thing. -Iker Casillas

In adversity, you have to find motivation to continue and do well. -Alvaro Morata

Talk about the area of overcoming adversity, sucking it up, I rate myself a 10. -Tommy Morrison

I don't define myself by my successes. I define myself by adversity and how I've persevered. -Shaquem Griffin

You learn about people when they do go through a little bit of adversity. -Sean McVay

You show me anybody that's great in anything they do, I'll show you somebody that's persevered, demonstrated that mental toughness to overcome some obstacles and adversity. -Sean McVay

Football is not always easy; you need to navigate through some adversity. -Matt LaFleur

You can all get what you want to get, and so my journey was to show you how many times along the way adversity has stared me right in the face, and I've looked it right back and said, 'No.' -Michelle Visage

I kind of almost get enjoyment out of adversity in life. -Vincent Kompany

Rankings, for most players, are like adversity because we all want to be the best. So you've just got to approach it like you would a tough situation on the court. You just have to respond. -Jahlil Okafor

I like adversity; that's how I am. -Luis Enrique

We have to have adversity in order for us to really reap the benefits and really just have an appreciation of how hard it is to win in the NBA. -Andre Iguodala

I've dealt with adversity before, had injuries before. I didn't let that slow me down. It just changed my attitude about the game. -Deshaun Watson

I just really know how to manage adversity. -Deshaun Watson

Football is just like life. You have to manage adversity all the time. You have to do the right things and be ready for the moment. -Deshaun Watson

Dealing with my first pro loss was the toughest adversity of my career. -Paulie Malignaggi

You've got to learn to laugh in the face of adversity. -Emily Atack

I've been through some adversity where I didn't have football. Having it back gives you an appreciation for every snap you can take. I'm just blessed to have that opportunity. -Will Grier

I've dealt with a lot of adversity and came out a stronger person. -Will Grier

As a kid, growing up, as far as I was concerned, I was Luke Skywalker. Any sort of small victory or any adversity I would come up against at school, I was like, 'How would Luke Skywalker deal with this?' Everybody was the Empire; anybody who bullied me at school was the Empire. -Jacob Anderson

You can do nothing, or you can take on the challenge of taking on the adversity. You have got to have faith. You have to have faith in whatever you believe in. -Brian Banks

Life's about dealing with adversity and solving problems. -Julian Edelman

How you balance class and school and other stuff outside, then working out twice a day – as a freshman, you're thrown right into that. It's good for you. It makes you go through adversity. -Willie Cauley-Stein

I know a lot of Cup Series champions, and they each have a very different personality. They all go about handling adversity, their challenges, and even confrontation a little differently. -Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Any football club, any person, any human being alive goes through adversity. The art of living life is to recover from that and respond to any challenges being thrown at you. -Peter Schmeichel

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