Adversity quotes
The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.

- Nixon, Richard M.
Failure is success if we learn from it.

- Forbes, Malcolm S.
Am I willing to give up what I have in order to be what I am not yet? Am I able to follow the spirit of love into the desert? It is a frightening and sacred moment. There is no return. One's life is charged forever. It is the fire that gives us our shape.

- Richards, Mary Caroline
To see a man fearless in dangers. untainted with lusts, happy in adversity, composed in a tumult, and laughing at all those things which are generally either coveted or feared, all men must acknowledge that this can be from nothing else but a beam of divinity that influences a mortal body.

- Seneca
When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.

- Russell, Rosalind
The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizarre which seems inherent in them.

- Cocteau, Jean
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

- George Washington
Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.

- Winfrey, Oprah
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

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

- Shakespeare, William
Stumbling is not falling.

- Proverb, Portuguese
Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.

- Bacon, Francis
Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.

- Cicero
Live as brave men and face adversity with stout hearts.

- Horace
There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.

- Colton, Charles Caleb
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.

- Seneca
In terms of the game theory, we might say the universe is so constituted as to maximize play. The best games are not those in which all goes smoothly and steadily toward a certain conclusion, but those in which the outcome is always in doubt. Similarly, the geometry of life is designed to keep us at the point of maximum tension between certainty and uncertainty, order and chaos. Every important call is a close one. We survive and evolve by the skin of our teeth. We really wouldn't want it any other way.

- Leonard, George
If we study the lives of great men and women carefully and unemotionally we find that, invariably, greatness was developed, tested and revealed through the darker periods of their lives. One of the largest tributaries of the RIVER OF GREATNESS is always the STREAM OF ADVERSITY.

- Robert, Cavett
Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.

- Rogers, James
To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.

- Epictetus

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