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Quotes About Adversity 1

Adversity Quotes and Quotes About Problems and Trouble!

When you’re up against the hounds of hell, never underestimate a trip to Starbucks. – Joi @ Self Help Daily’s Creed, Motto, Way of Life, Words to Live By, Doctrine, Dogma…

Not every bad break is negative in the long term; not every problem is a bona fide injustice; and not every injustice is major when juxtaposed against the millions of injustices that occur daily throughout the world. – Robert J. Ringer Quote, “Getting What You Want”

Crises force our attention on the disorder in our thinking and can save us as we teeter on the brink of an even greater disaster. – David McNally

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

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know of no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater their power to harm us. – Voltaire

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 inconvenience. – Robert Fulghum

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these. – Paul Harvey

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. – Dolly Parton

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. – Psalm 34: 19

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

I have learned there is a gift wrapped inside of every adversity and, if you have faith and hope, you can lose everything and still survive. – Sandi Bachom

Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll. – Author Unknown

Problems are the price you pay for progress. – Branch Rickey

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival. – Winston Churchill

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them. – Hugh Miller, “Snow on the Wind”

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones. And when you have finished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. – Victor Hugo

There are times in everyone’s life when something constructive is born out of adversity… when things seem so bad that you’ve got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it. – Author Unknown

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best you have to give. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Talking about your grievances merely adds to those grievances. Give recognition only to what you desire. – Thomas Dreier

Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees. – J. Willard Marriott

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. – Francis Bacon

The darkest hour has only sixty minutes. – Morris Mandel

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

God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. – John Aughey

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight. – Josh Billings

We look before and after,
And pine for what is not;
Our sincerest laughter
With some pain is fraught;
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. – Percy Bysshe Shelley Quote, “Ode to a Sky Lark”

Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around. – Buddy Buie and J.R. Cobb, from the song, “Rock Bottom”

Despair is anger with no place to go. – Mignon McLaughlin,”The Neurotic’s Notebook”

To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered. – Oscar Wilde

Problems are messages. – Shakti Gawain

Bygone troubles are good to tell. – Yiddish Proverb

In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. – Oscar Wilde, Lady Windemere’s Fan

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. – James Russell Lowell, “Cambridge Thirty Years Ago”

I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them. – Boris Pasternak

Everybody ought to do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice. – William James

You gotta play the hand that’s dealt you. There may be pain in that hand, but you play it. And I’ve played it. – James Brady

We have no right to ask when a sorrow comes, “Why did this happen to me?” Unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way. – Philip E. Bernstein

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

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. – Duke Ellington

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. – William Ellery Channing

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

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. – André Gide Quote, “L’immoraliste”

Every evil is some good spelt backwards, and in it the wise know how to read Wisdom. – Coventry Patmore

You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. – Walt Schmidt

Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargained for. – Stanislaus I, Maxims

When life kicks you, make it kick you forward. – Unknown

Adversity enhances this tale we call life. – Ever Garrison

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. – Albert Einstein

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them. – Phyllis Battome

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. – George S. Patton

Adventure is worthwhile. -Amelia Earhart

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.  – Joshua J. Marine

When life kicks you, don’t let it kick you over. – Kay Yow

I had a lover’s quarrel with the world. – Robert Frost Quote, “The Lesson for Today”

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