25 Adversity Quotes

If you’re going to go for a big goal, you’ll have to face with some adversity along the way. It’s just how it is. If you don’t, you’re mostly likely going for a goal that is way too easy and by doing so, you’re selling yourself short. These adversity quotes will help get you through those rough times.

“Sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

“Sometimes it’s worse to win a fight than to lose.” – Billie Holiday

“Misfortunes make us wise.” – Mary Norton

“We must try not to sink beneath our anguish but battle on.” – J.K. Rowling

“Learning to endure times of disappointment, suffering, and sorrow is part of our on-the-job training. These experiences, while often difficult to bear at the time, are precisely the kinds of experiences that stretch our understanding, build our character, and increase our compassion for others.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – M. Kathleen Casey

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” – Harry Golden

“If the road is easy, you’re likely going the wrong way.” – Terry Goodkind

“Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.” – Chinese Proverb

“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

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“Adversity is the mother of progress.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller

“Sometimes, adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” – Zig Ziglar

“Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.” – Robertson Davies

“Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” – Ralph Blum

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.” – French Proverb

“There are two things that one must get used to or one will find life unendurable: the damages of time and injustices of men.” – Nicolas Chamfort

“You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore

“A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.” – Helen Keller

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou

“The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.” – Unknown

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