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All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles have strengthened me. You
may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world
for you.
Walt Disney

Adversity teaches us life's most valuable lessons.
Chinese proverb

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
William Arthur Ward

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

Adversity brings us into deep waters not to drown us, but to cleanse us.
Chinese proverb

It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but
suffering, for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.
William Somerset Maugham

Back, n. That part of your friend which it is your privilege to contemplate in your adversity.
Ambrose Bierce

Where victims see adversity, extreme achievers see opportunity.
Robin Sharma

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
Zig Ziglar

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
William Shakespeare, Henry VI

One must put on a brave display even in adversity.
Japanese proverb

In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and
your energy into something positive.
Lee Iacocca

Be frugal in prosperity, fear not in adversity.
Chinese proverb

Be too big to feel unrest, too noble to feel anger, too strong to feel fear, and too happy to
tumble in adversity.
Carlson Gracie

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.

Many can bear adversity, but few contempt.
English proverb

Championships, in games and in life, are won by those who have learned to cope with
Og Mandino

Prosperity is a great teacher, adversity a greater.
William Hazlitt

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Thomas Carlyle

Experience teaches that the time to buy stocks is when their price is unduly depressed by
temporary adversity. In other words, they should be bought on a bargain basis or not at all.
Benjamin Graham

Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its griefs and

Tenacity and adversity are old foes.
Chinese proverb

The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain - he is inspired by it. The
persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem - he is challenged by it. Mountains are
created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are meant to be
solved. It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.
William Arthur Ward

In prosperity, our friends know us. In adversity, we know our friends.
G. K. Chesterton

By trying, we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
Mark Twain

It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both
for oneself and others.
Dalai Lama

Prosperity gets followers, but adversity distinguishes them.
English proverb

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better
person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit,
never quit, never quit.
Bill Clinton

Adversity is the foundation of virtue.
English proverb

Never tell people your troubles. Half of them are not interested and the other half are glad
you're getting what's coming to you.
Tommy Cooper

One who has never met adversity will not develop foresight.
Chinese proverb

The value of prosperity is known by adversity.
American proverb

I'm just one small, tiny example. Pick any true-life hero, whether it's Mother Teresa, Mahatma
, or the Reverend Martin Luther King and you'll find someone who had to weather
adversity - prison, violence, even the threat of death - but held on to the belief that their
dreams could prevail.
Nick Vujicic

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

One who was adored by all in prosperity is abhorred by all in adversity.
Baltasar Gracian

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