Selected Quotes about Adversity

Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me. -- Ingmar Bergman

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. -- Anne Dudley Bradstreet

Adversity is the first path to truth. -- George Gordon Byron

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour. -- Sir Winston Churchill

Of all the virtues we can learn, no trait is more useful, more essential for survival, and more likely to improve the quality of life than the ability to transform adversity into an enjoyable challenge. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihaly

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

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

The troubles of our proud and angry dust Are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, and if we can we must. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale. -- A.E. Housman

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. -- Henry Kaiser

It isn't for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for the long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security. -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched. -- Tacitus

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