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Adversity Quotes

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

Author: Danny Devito (1944)

Profession: American Actor, Comedian

A wounded deer leaps the highest.

Author: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Profession: American Poet

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.

Author: Frank Herbert, Dune

Profession:

There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Gray skies are just clouds passing over.

Author: Duke Ellington

Profession: American jazz musician

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

A man is a god in ruins.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Out of love and hatred, out of earnings and borrowings and leadings and losses; out of sickness and pain; out of wooing and worshipping; out of traveling and voting and watching and caring; out of disgrace and contempt, comes our tuition in the serene and beautiful laws.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatest of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter.

Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist

When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.

Author: Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990)

Profession: American Publisher, Businessman

Failure is success if we learn from it.

Author: Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990)

Profession: American Publisher, Businessman

Every hardship; every joy; every temptation is a challenge of the spirit; that the human soul may prove itself. The great chain of necessity wherewith we are bound has divine significance; and nothing happens which has not some service in working out the sublime destiny of the human soul.

Author: Elias A. Ford

Profession:

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.

Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969)

Profession: American Minister