> Topic Index > A - Topics > Adversity Quotes

Adversity Quotes


Pages: Prev ... 1112131415Next

Suffering has always been with us, does it really matter in what form it comes? All that matters is how we bear it and how we fit it into our lives.

Suffering is also one of the ways of knowing you're alive.

Suffering is the sole origin of consciousness.

Sweet are the uses of adversity; Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.

The brightest crowns that are worn in heaven have been tried, and smelted, and polished, and glorified through the furnace of tribulation.

The burden is equal to the horse's strength.

The difficulties and struggles of today are but the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow.

The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities, my capacities.

The effects of opposition are wonderful. There are men who rise refreshed on hearing of a threat, men to whom a crises, which intimidates and paralyzes the majority, comes as graceful and beloved as a bride!

The English nation is never so great as in adversity.

The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the last generation.

The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.

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

The good things that belong to prosperity are to be wished, but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.

The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties.

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.

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

The most valuable gift I ever received was ... the gift of insecurity ... my father left us. My mother's love might not have prepared me for life the way my father's departure did. He forced us out on the road, where we had to earn our bread.


Pages: Prev ... 1112131415Next