Quotes Categories

Adversity Quotes

Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.

Author: Anatole France (1844-1924)

Profession: French Writer

I have often been downcast, but never in despair; I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives. My start has been so very full of interest, and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side of the most dangerous moments.

Author: Anne Frank (1929-1945)

Profession: German Jewish Refugee, Diarist

What is to give light must endure the burning.

Author: Viktor E. Frankl (1905)

Profession: Austrian Psychiatrist, Neurology, Writer, ''Man's Search for Meaning''

The proof of gold is fire...

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.

Author: Robert C. Gallagher


Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you.

Author: Gesser


One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.

Author: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Profession: Lebanese Poet, Novelist

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.

Author: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Profession: Lebanese Poet, Novelist

Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.

Author: Arnold H. Glasgow


The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.

Author: Hanmer Parsons Grant


Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds; all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.

Author: Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)

Profession: American Unitarian Clergyman, Writer

Some people bear three kinds of trouble -- the ones they've had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have.

Author: Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)

Profession: American Unitarian Clergyman, Writer

Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it, ''Shake well before using.'' That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable.

Author: Vance Havner


Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist