100 Quotes About Adversity

Adversity is one of life’s most challenging lessons. It teaches us what it means to persevere, fight, and succeed. There are times when adversity can seem overwhelming. Our best hope against the worst of times lies in accepting what is happening now, then putting one foot in front of the other until we find a way through it Read more

With these quotes about adversity you will be able to face your challenges with more strength and confidence.

A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out. Shannon L. Alder
The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier...
The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal. Criss Jami
Helen Keller became deaf, dumb, and blind shortly after birth. Despite her greatest misfortune, she has written her name indelibly in the pages of the history of the great. Her entire life has served as evidence that no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality. Napoleon Hill
Love is as simple as the absence of self given to another. God, when invited, fills the void of any unrequited love; hence loving is how one is drawn closer to God no matter its most horrific repercussions. Criss Jami
In order to grow, I promise you'll have to let...
In order to grow, I promise you'll have to let go of some habits. 10 times out of 10, they'll be the habits you're most in love with. Brandi L. Bates
Mfalme Sulemani alikuwa mtu mwenye hekima kuliko wote ulimwenguni. Anatushauri, “Adui yako akiwa ana njaa, mpe chakula; Tena akiwa ana kiu, mpe maji ya kunywa; Maana utatia makaa ya moto kichwani pake; Na BWANA atakupa thawabu (Mithali 25:21-22). Yesu anasema jambo fulani linalofanana sana na hilo katika mafundisho Yake yaliyofuata (Mathayo 5:44-45). Kitendo cha kutukanwa, kupigwa, kushtakiwa au kulazimishwa kubeba mzigo mzito usio wa kwako kinaweza kusababisha mafutu mabaya kabisa katika asili ya binadamu. Yaani, chuki, hasira, ukatili na hata vurugu. Lakini pale wale waliobarikiwa kuwa na hekima wanapojikuta katika majaribu makubwa kama hayo tabia yao haitakiwi kuwa ya shari, inda au ya kulipiza kisasi. Bali inatakiwa kuwa ya kusaidia, kuwa na ridhaa ya kutenda mambo mema, na kuwa mwema kwa wengine siku zote. . Enock Maregesi
The thing is, there is no certainty in this life - in one second your entire world could shift. I'm not saying it will, but I am living proof that It can. We never prepare for tragedy and that's a good thing but my god what's it's taught me is how little we appreciate what we have or some cases once had. Nikki Rowe
The girl was a gypsy before an illness took control of her legs, now she watches in awe the world pass by whilst stillness teaches her about inner strength. Nikki Rowe
They say the truth hurts. And these words hurt more than any I have ever written. But they are the truth — The cold, hard, undeniable truth. Not letting go doesn’t keep him with you. It’s still over. He’s still gone.… And nothing will ever change that. Ranata Suzuki
A poet should be so crafty with words that he...
A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains. Criss Jami
For when God is said by these things to try men and prove them, to see what is in their hearts and whether they will keep His commandments or no, we are not to understand, that it is for His own information, or that He may obtain evidence Himself of their sincerity (for he needs no trials for His information); but chiefly for their conviction, and to exhibit evidence to their consciences.. So when God tempted or tried Abraham with that difficult command of offering up his son, it was not for His satisfaction, whether he feared God or no, but for Abraham's own greater satisfaction and comfort, and the more clear manifestation of the favour of God to him. Jonathan Edwards
The roughest roads often lead to the top.
The roughest roads often lead to the top. Christina Aguilera
You were born a winner, a warrior, one who defied the odds by surviving the most gruesome battle of them all - the race to the egg. And now that you are a giant, why do you even doubt victory against smaller numbers and wider margins? The only walls that exist are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved. Suzy Kassem
Some champions are born others are forged!
Some champions are born others are forged! Kierra C.T. Banks
If you're looking for the easy challenge, you're not cut...
If you're looking for the easy challenge, you're not cut out for success. T Jay Taylor
Adversity is an adventure.
Adversity is an adventure. Lailah Gifty Akita
I am pushing through every barrier to fulfill my dream.
I am pushing through every barrier to fulfill my dream. Lailah Gifty Akita
Adversity is the adventure of time.
Adversity is the adventure of time. Lailah Gifty Akita
It's still ok to dream with a broken heart.
It's still ok to dream with a broken heart. Nikki Rowe
Sometimes letting go is not about a lack of faith...
Sometimes letting go is not about a lack of faith in God, but a lack in faith that you have it in yourself to pull off the greatest plan he has in store for you. Shannon L. Alder
I make art when I can't gather the words to...
I make art when I can't gather the words to say. Nikki Rowe
The real character of leaders does not show in fair weathers. When the sun of life begins to go hot, you will see for yourself some leaders are already melting off! Israelmore Ayivor
When you focus your attention more on your dreams and goals and less on the opinions of others, you are capable of achieving success. No one knows the desires of your heart better than you. Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Embrace life with hope than despair. Lailah Gifty Akita
In the storm, our only anchor is hope. Lailah Gifty Akita
The true test of a warrior is how your 'stance' holds up after any 'circumstance'. Meaning, even after the stormiest weather, a true warrior will still reflect the brilliant rays of the magnificent sun through both his or her eyes. You may get hit by sudden lightning or take severe beatings from the cruel wind, but you will always get back up and stand strong on your feet again, soak in the sunlight, and be prepared to get hit by even the most merciless hail - time and time again. Suzy Kassem
It is the toughest time but the best. Lailah Gifty Akita
You must choose a positive response to any situation. This is the step action to conquer it. Lailah Gifty Akita
A joyful soul is the choice to dwell on amazing gift of life than the challenges. Lailah Gifty Akita
You can perhaps, in a number of circumstances, tell yourself that you can't have more than you have until you do better than you're doing, but by all means steer clear of its reverse, the creed of defeat, in saying that you can't do better than you're doing until you can have more than you have. Criss Jami
You must persistence long enough to triumph. Lailah Gifty Akita
It is only the Creator that can set thy soul free from every struggle. Lailah Gifty Akita
I will finish what I have began. Lailah Gifty Akita
The gift of life is the most valuable wealth. Lailah Gifty Akita
We must patiently endure the times. Lailah Gifty Akita
Never waste your energy to dwell on the past failures and mistakes. May you find renewed energy, courage and hope to pursue new adventures. Lailah Gifty Akita
There is always a storm. There is always rain. Some experience it. Some live through it. And others are made from it. Shannon L. Alder
Adversity or opportunity is university. Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
The answer to every adversity lies in courageously moving forward with faith. Unknown
I find myself enjoying being alone a lot of the time, people come and people go and you have to find a way to be ok with both. Nikki Rowe
You can conquer any mountain with faith, hope and courage. Lailah Gifty Akita
Go forward and conquer any mountain on your path. Lailah Gifty Akita
When the expected occurred, never panic, by keep calming, you gain control over the situation. Lailah Gifty Akita
Be daring, be passionate and persistently pursue your dreams. Lailah Gifty Akita
You have to conquer every mountain to realize the dream. Lailah Gifty Akita
I am grateful for every adversity. I learn to be adventurous. Lailah Gifty Akita
The courage to keep trying is willingness to triumph. Lailah Gifty Akita
If you fail, don’ quit. Try again, and again but with much enthusiasm and continuous effort. You will soon master the art and skills needed to succeed. Lailah Gifty Akita
With patient and perseverance, the mountain is conquered. Lailah Gifty Akita
You ought to conquer the obstacle to achieve the goal. Lailah Gifty Akita
How could we have achieved the set-goal, without endurance to the end? Lailah Gifty Akita
We find the greatest happiness for every challenge we conquered. Lailah Gifty Akita
Every person with ADHD already knows that destination addiction is part of their disorder. However, if it doesn’t have a positive outlet, it can destroy your life. It is not another person that will make your life better; it is the qualities in them that you admire. Incorporate those attributes into your own life and you won’t miss a thing. Shannon L. Alder
Your courage will be tested during the adversity as well as during the change. Amit Kalantri
Be careful who you choose as your friends because their bad habits can become your bad habits. Choose wisely...we all have a choice in life. Mimi Jenkins
Pride is born as a mountaintop on a valley, but dies as an abyss in which it is too deep and too dark to see the better. Criss Jami
Life must be lived at the right time. Death is not scary when one dies after having lived fully. One must choose to live though and face all adversities. Massimo Marino
Remember to remember: sometimes your adversary is your biggest asset. Where would David be without Goliath? Jesus without Judas? Brandi L. Bates
The person who says it can’t be done is almost always interrupted by the person who is doing it. Shannon L. Alder
The higher you climb, the more Satan will take notice. Keep climbing! Heaven's gate has a lock. Shannon L. Alder
The obstacles were intended to be a distraction from the goal. You must keep a persistence focus to realise the goal. Lailah Gifty Akita
From the beginning and end of every adversity, the light of a virtuous woman will always shine. Unknown
You will never accept gratitude as a solution to your problems, until you have reached the last stage of grief--acceptance. Shannon L. Alder
Suffering is so real & I walk amongst so many who have no idea how much my soul is aching to be healed. Nikki Rowe
How could we have unearth our greatest potential without adversity? Lailah Gifty Akita
Adversity kills fearful people just by showing them its weapons. As to whether that weapon is fatal or fake, they don't care to know before they surrender! Israelmore Ayivor
Your willpower to achieve the goal ought to stronger than any obstacle. Lailah Gifty Akita
Giving up isn't a deed. It is 'discontinuity' of a deed. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Adversity is a school that you need not apply to be enrolled. It has no respect for age, wealth, education, race, power, fame or beauty. It is a school among schools and every human being passes through the school in one format or the other. It is also possible to attend the post graduate department without your consent. You can never attend the school and be the same again. It will change you and purge you of all the things you think that you know. It will bring you to a leveling far beyond all your imaginations. You may also be required to repeat a class with different course or instructors. Unknown
Adversity helps a man to know his inherent great abilities. Lailah Gifty Akita
The pressure of adversity is the most powerful sustainer of accountability. It's as though everything you do is multiplied by 50 in order to surpass those with a head-start. I was never capable of slacking when at the threshold of failure. Criss Jami
Personal struggles, mistakes, and perseverance are part of every person’s life story. A proper mindset can turn failure into a gift. Specific human qualities such as intelligence and adaptive skills can be cultivated through applied effort to assist a person overcome a resounding failure. Each person would be wise to ask how does a person cope — grapple — with failure? We derive strength from our struggles. . Kilroy J. Oldster
If you fail, never give up. Keep trying, you will succeed. Lailah Gifty Akita
Adversity is mountain in adventure Lailah Gifty Akita
Any situation is new adventure. Lailah Gifty Akita
You can conquer fear with faith. Lailah Gifty Akita
What we decide to do in the face of adversity is perhaps the truest measure of character. Ian Usher
If we were always given a choice as to every path presented us in life, a multitude of roads leading to priceless treasures would forever go untraveled. Be grateful for your adversities. From toil and triumph evolves a life worth li Richelle E. Goodrich
Never stand in the way of letting God use people’s actions, in order to solve a greater issue in the world. Shannon L. Alder
Anyone can possess, anyone can profess, but it is an altogether different thing to confess. Shannon L. Alder
I have seen times of plentiful and times of scarcity. Lailah Gifty Akita
The journey to success makes prisoners of those who see adversities as dead-end roads. Unknown
Look beyond your adversities and never stop loving your life. Open the door of your mind to embrace positivity and then push forward with faith. Once there is life and the presence of God, there will always be endless possibilities. Unknown
No matter how rough the winds of adversities blow, continue to walk with courage and faith. You are much stronger than you could ever imagine. Unknown
Without darkness, we may never know how bright the stars shine. Without battles, we could not know what victory feels like. Without adversity, we may never appreciate the abundance in our lives. Be thankful, not only for the easy times, but for every experience that has made you who you are. JulieAnne
No matter where you once were, no matter how dark your storm, God doesn't want you to remain there. Overcoming may not be easy, but it's possible when you ask your Father to battle for you. Dana Arcuri
Any meaning of life derives from amiably accepting our anonymous role in the singular order of the universe. Such gracious reception of life’s turbulences stems from willingly capitulating to whatever fomented experiences life brings us without harboring a disconsolate degree of remorse or regret. Kilroy J. Oldster
Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well. Theodore Roosevelt
The birth and growth of modern antisemitism has been accompanied by and interconnected with Jewish assimilation, the secularization and withering away of the old religious and spiritual values of Judaism. What actually happened was that great parts of the Jewish people were at the same time threatened by physical extinction from without and dissolution from within. In this situation, Jews concerned with the survival of their people would, in a curious and desperate misinterpretation, hit on the consoling idea that antisemitism, after all, might be an excellent means for keeping the people together so that the assumption of external antisemitism would even imply an external guarantee of Jewish existence. This superstition, a secularized travesty of the idea of eternity inherent in a faith in chosenness and a Messianic hope, has been strengthened through the fact that for many centuries the Jews experienced the Christian brand of hostility which was indeed a powerful agent of preservation, spiritually as well as politically. The Jews mistook modern anti- Christian antisemitism for the old religious Jew-hatred–and this all the more innocently because their assimilation had by-passed Christianity in its religious and cultural aspect. Confronted with an obvious symptom of the decline of Christianity, they could therefore imagine in all ignorance that this was some revival of the so-called "Dark Ages." Ignorance or misunderstanding of their own past were partly responsible for their fatal underestimation of the actual and unprecedented dangers which lay ahead. But one should also bear in mind that lack of political ability and judgment have been caused by the very nature of Jewish history, the history of a people without a government, without a country, and without a language. Jewish history offers the extraordinary spectacle of a people, unique in this respect, which began its history with a well-defined concept of history and an almost conscious resolution to achieve a well-circumscribed plan on earth and then, without giving up this concept, avoided all political action for two thousand years. The result was that the political history of the Jewish people became even more dependent upon unforeseen, accidental factors than the history of other nations, so that the Jews stumbled from one role to the other and accepted responsibility for none. Hannah Arendt
Never allow adversity to define you. May you find hope and strength to graciously overcome the adversity. Lailah Gifty Akita
Adversity only makes us stronger. Every adversity we overcome makes our spirit and soul grow stronger. Lailah Gifty Akita
Accept the fullness in life's balance, which demands that there are positive gifts along with adversity. Bryant McGill
God can deliver you so well that some people won’t believe your testimony. Shannon L. Alder
For some reason, I had a responsibility to my family and the people who lived around me. I felt that I had to convey their dignity - the way they dealt with adversity and poverty - and their good humor. Frank McCourt
I personally have dealt with any adversity in my life with humor. That's why I told America to 'Read my hips! ' on 'Dancing With the Stars' or was happy to play along with Jason Alexander and Jerry Seinfeld in the great restaurant scene on 'Seinfeld.' Marlee Matlin
The story of FDR as U.S. Commander in Chief is a heroic war story of a president who had already overcome great adversity in facing polio but who went on to take the reins of our armed forces in the greatest conflagration in human history - on our behalf. Nigel Hamilton
Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great. Rose Kennedy
Prosperity is a great teacher adversity a greater. William Hazlitt
Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid. Elizabeth Hardwick
No difficulty can discourage, no obstacle dismay, no trouble dishearten the man who has acquired the art of being alive. Difficulties are but dares of fate, obstacles but hurdles to try his skill, troubles but bitter tonics to give him strength; and he rises higher and looms greater after each encounter with adversity. Ella Wheeler Wilcox