Adversity Quotes

Adversity isn't an obstacle that we need to get around in order to resume living our life. It's part of our life. Aimee Mullins

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Being a champion is not just being a frontrunner and being ahead, but it's facing adversity. Andre Ward

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You're going to face adversity. It's not if - it's when. Andre Ward

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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln

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Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity. Abu Bakr

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One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. Albert Schweitzer

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Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. Aristotle

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I get Tweets every day from people telling me that 'Hey, I'm going to overcome my injury or my illness. Cancer. Different diseases. I can beat it because Adrian Peterson showed me the determination and the willpower to be able to prosper and get through adversity whenever it comes.' Adrian Peterson

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It feels good when guys reach out to be inspired - and you have shown people an example of how you can come back and be better than you were before when adversity strikes; and when the world predicts the opposite, you show them you not only can be successful but be great. Adrian Peterson

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In 'Gravity,' nearly everything is a metaphor for the main character. The way I tend to approach a film is that character and background are equally important; one informs the other. Here, Sandra Bullock is caught between Earth and the void of the universe, just floating there in between. We use the debris as a metaphor for adversity. Alfonso Cuaron

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I work best when there is adversity: I seem to get calmer the more the fur is flying. Andrea Arnold

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I studied in Britain and spent great moments of my life there as a student living in Belsize Park. I admire the British trait of the stiff upper lip in the face of adversity. My wife studied in Britain, too, and both of us have many friends there. Asif Ali Zardari

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You have setbacks in your life, and adversity. You can be discouraged about it or have courage to get through it and be better. Austin Seferian-Jenkins

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A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider. Anne Bradstreet

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My late father Rev. James Thomas McGlowan was the inspiration behind 'Bamboozled.' My father admired Frederick Douglass' courage and his bravery in the face of adversity. Angela McGlowan

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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

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The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity. Alan Gregg

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He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity. Ben Jonson

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One of the greatest gifts my father gave me - unintentionally - was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. Ben Okri

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There is no education like adversity. Benjamin Disraeli

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The Adversity Index was created by msnbc.com and Moody's Analytics to track the economic fortunes of states and metro areas. Each month, the Adversity Index uses government data on employment, industrial production, housing starts and home prices to label each area as expanding, at risk of recession, in recession or recovering. Bill Dedman

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Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has. Billy Graham

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People that are brilliant and successful, we think they've just always been that way. That's not the case. Most of them have had some tough adversity in their life. It's prepared them. I've never felt like you could develop character without adversity. Bobby Bowden

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In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that does not displease us. Brigham Young

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Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world. It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated. Brad Henry

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I consider adversity being good sometimes, you know. Brett Favre

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Initially, I know that I handled it worse than she did and I think partly because I've always been... every bit of adversity I've faced up until the last year and a half is adversity I brought upon myself - or the opposing teams have given me. Brett Favre

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There will always be hard times. Use adversity to fuel your fire. In high school, I wanted to play quarterback but couldn't until I was a senior. I played wide receiver instead, and this ultimately helped me because I learned more about the game. Ben Roethlisberger

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Goals give you a mark to shoot for and keep you motivated when you face adversity. Benjamin Watson

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Nevadans, and all Americans, are resilient. Overcoming adversity is a part of our national heritage. Brian Sandoval

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