Quotes and a Verse on Adversity
"We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials,
for we know that they help us develop endurance."
- Romans 5:3
"A dose of adversity is often as needful as a dose of medicine."
- An Old West Pioneer Saying
"Do not become discouraged in the face of adversity because
you understand that the bigger the heart, the bigger the obstacles
it is asked to accommodate."
- Author Unknown
"In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage.
In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory
- Robert Collier
"A windmill's true power is revealed only when it faces the wind -
a person's only when they face adversity."
- Author Unknown
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant:
if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would
not be so welcome."
- Charlotte Bronte
"If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself,
you can't help but learn."
- Bernie Siegel
"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which, in prosperous
circumstances, would have lain dormant."
"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
"The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity,
as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame."
- Charles Caleb Colton
"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
"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
- Frank A Clark
"If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire,
then you got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience."
- Robert Fulghum