The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broken places.
Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)
Profession: American Writer
It would not be better if things happened to men just as they wish.
Profession: Greek Philosopher
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Author: Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)
Profession: American Speaker, Motivational Writer, ''Think and Grow Rich''
In my room as a kid... I'd play a fighter and get knocked to the floor and come back to win.
Author: Dustin Hoffman (1937)
Profession: American Actor
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
Author: Lou Holtz (1937)
Profession: American Football Coach
Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.
Profession: Greek Epic Poet
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
The one who prosperity takes too much delight in will be the most shocked by reverses.
As a rule, adversity reveals genius and prosperity hides it.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.
Author: Doug Horton
Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.
Author: Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)
Profession: American Journalist, Author
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist
There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
Author: Washington Irving (1783-1859)
Profession: American Author