37 Quotes About Overcoming Adversity

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Challenges of all sorts can hit people at any point of their life. Whether it is a health condition or drastic life circumstance that happens, these quotes about overcoming adversity will show you the strength that is needed to rise above.

“A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

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

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

“Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.”

“Adversity is the first path to truth.”

“Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.”

“Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.”

“Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.”

“As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people.”

“Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.”

“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.”

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”

“Everyone goes through adversity in life, but what matters is how you learn from it.”

“Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one’s journey is easy. It’s how they handle it that makes people unique.”

“Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.”

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

“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.”

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”

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

“Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.”

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

“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.”

“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.”

“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.”

“Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.”

“Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.”

“Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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”

“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.”

“We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”

“When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.”

“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.”

“You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.”

Thriving in the face of adversity can be one of the biggest challenges you ever experience in your life.