Quotations - Adversity

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

Adversity introduces a man to himself. ~ Author Unknown.

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. ~ Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha.

Adversity is the first path to truth. ~ Lord Byron.

Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive. ~ Josephine Hart.

Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars. ~ Violeta Parra.

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. ~ Truman Capote.

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. ~ Author Unknown.

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.

How can something bother you if you won't let it? ~ Tas Soft Wind.

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. ~ Mary Engelbreit.

It's not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant.

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them. ~ Hugh Miller, Snow on the Wind.

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

Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around. ~ Buddy Buie and J.R. Cobb, (song).

Sometimes the littlest things in life are the hardest to take. You can sit on a mountain more comfortably than on a tack. ~ Author Unknown.

That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not. ~ James K. Feibleman.

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them. ~ Bernard M. Baruch.