According to conventional wisdom, any goal is achievable if you work hard. Alas, personal adversity sometimes squashes that promise.
In such cases, all the benefits are through the journey, not the desired goal. Personal adversity frequently stems from things that you can’t control in life.
Hang in there if you’re enduring extraordinary trials in life. On a spiritual level, your soul may be rejoicing at your resiliency.
Below we list famous quotes related to personal adversity.
“We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”
Barbara De Angelis
“If you are lucky enough to never experience any sort of adversity, we won’t know how resilient you are. It’s only when you’re faced with obstacles, stress, and other environmental threats that resilience, or the lack of it, emerges: Do you succumb or do you surmount?”
“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.”
“Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.”
“Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.”
“In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.”
“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.”
“Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.”
“Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.”
“You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.”
“You show me anybody that’s great in anything they do, I’ll show you somebody that’s persevered, demonstrated that mental toughness to overcome some obstacles and adversity.”
“There is no education like adversity.”
“Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.”
“Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.”
“Everybody has adversity in their lives and we all have to find ways of overcoming them. You’ve got to soldier on, make the best of it, look for the positive in everything.”
“Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: ‘It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.'”
“He who does not tire, tires adversity.”
Martin Farquhar Tupper
“Search for the seed of good in every adversity. Master that principle and you will own a precious shield that will guard you well through all the darkest valleys you must traverse. Stars may be seen from the bottom of a deep well, when they cannot be discerned from the mountaintop. So will you learn things in adversity that you would never have discovered without trouble. There is always a seed of good. Find it and prosper.”
“Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.”
“In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.”
John Churton Collins
“Adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us.