adversity

Adversity quotes
Adversity
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.

- Washington, George
No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in a storm.

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

- Schuller, Robert H.
In times of storm, the shallowness of the root structure is revealed.

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, grow, grow.

- Talmud, The
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

- Horace
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

- Publilius Syrus
I bring to my life a certain amount of mess.

- Coppola, Francis Ford
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.

- Ford, Henry
Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.

- Fielding, Henry
Every hardship; every joy; every temptation is a challenge of the spirit; that the human soul may prove itself. The great chain of necessity wherewith we are bound has divine significance; and nothing happens which has not some service in working out the sublime destiny of the human soul.

- Ford, Elias A.
He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.

- Fosdick, Harry Emerson
When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.

- Forbes, Malcolm S.
Adversities do not make a man frail. They show what sort of man he is.

- Kempis, Thomas
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness --a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.

- Bryant, William C.
Every silver lining has a cloud.

- Avon
Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us--and those around us -- more effectively. Look for the learning.

- Allenbaugh, Eric
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?

- Kennedy, Rose F.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.

- Proverb, Chinese
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.

- Holtz, Lou



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