Adversity Quotes

In time of prosperity friends will be plenty; In time of adversity not one in twenty.

I have had a disturbing dream in which I break through a cave wall near Nag Hammadi and discover urns full of ancient Coptic scrolls. As I unfurl the first scroll, a subscription card to some Gnostic exercise magazine flutters out.

A wise man struggling with adversity is said by some heathen writer to be a spectacle on which the gods might look down with pleasure.

A stumble is not a fall.

We all have inconveniences of one kind or another. How you deal with them ultimately determines how successful you are.

Those who want a world without adversity, struggle or competition in effect want a world where the government plays Lady Bountiful with the taxpayers’ money. With all the responsibilities of human beings removed from people’s shoulders, the recipients become like livestock, fed and sheltered by their caretakers. That is a very self-flattering picture to those […]

Adversity is the foundation of virtue.

Who would have known of Hector, if Troy had been happy? The road to valor is built by adversity.

By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity – another man’s I mean.

Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong.