Adversity Quotes

  1. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience. ~Robert Fulghum
  2. Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. ~M. Kathleen Casey
  3. If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill
  4. We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, “Why did this happen to me?” unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way. ~Author Unknown
  5. A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn. ~Author Unknown
  6. The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief. ~William Shakespeare, Othello
  7. I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa
  8. The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. ~Harry Golden
  9. We acquire the strength we have overcome. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. You can’t run away from trouble. There ain’t no place that far. ~Uncle Remus
  11. Enduring habits I hate…. Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits. ~Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, 1882
  12. If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don’t embrace trouble; that’s as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you’ll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
  13. The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he’s got an abscess on his knee or in his soul. ~Rona Barrett
  14. Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. ~Garth Brooks
  15. Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. ~Garrison Keillor
  16. Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies. ~Erich Fromm
  17. I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. ~Jewish Proverb
  18. Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? ~Rose F. Kennedy
  19. You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave. ~Henry Ward Beecher
  20. If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes. ~The Houghton Line, November 1965
  21. Turn your wounds into wisdom. ~Oprah Winfrey
  22. 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
  23. If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. ~Frank A. Clark
  24. As long as you keep getting born, it’s alright to die some times. ~Orson Scott Card
  25. We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~Kenji Miyazawa
  26. Bad is never good until worse happens. ~Danish Proverb
  27. It just wouldn’t be a picnic without the ants. ~Author Unknown
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful. ~Barbara Bloom

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