Quotes About Adversity

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Haruki Murakami
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
Haruki Murakami

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Abraham Lincoln
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”
Abraham Lincoln

Maya Angelou
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
Maya Angelou

Edgar Allan Poe
“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.”
Edgar Allan Poe

Oprah Winfrey
“Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
Oprah Winfrey

Thomas Paine
“These are the times that try men's souls.”
Thomas Paine, The American Crisis

Roy T. Bennett
“Keep Going

Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Gordon B. Hinckley
“It isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don't worry. I say that to myself every morning. It all works out in the end. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

Roy T. Bennett
“When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Terry Goodkind
“If the road is easy, you're likely going the wrong way.”
Terry Goodkind

Mandy Hale
“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“Sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon

Theodore Roosevelt
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Henry David Thoreau
“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man's abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Roy T. Bennett
“Whenever something bad happens, keep calm, take a few deep breaths and shift the focus to something positive.”
Roy T. Bennett

Randy Pausch
“No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Roy T. Bennett
“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Leonardo da Vinci
“I love those who can smile in trouble...”
Leonardo da Vinci

Arthur Golden
“Adversity is like a strong wind. I don't mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.”
Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

Sarah Dessen
“But if everything was always smooth and perfect, you'd get too used to that, you know? You have to have a little bit of disorganization now and then. Otherwise, you'll never really enjoy it when things go right.”
Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

Margaret Mitchell
“Hardships make or break people.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Criss Jami
“If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Roy T. Bennett
“Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
“You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.”
Mary Tyler Moore

Seneca
“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”
Seneca

Roy T. Bennett
“When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge — every adversity — contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.”
Roy T. Bennett

Shannon L. Alder
“I love you. I hate you. I like you. I hate you. I love you. I think you’re stupid. I think you’re a loser. I think you’re wonderful. I want to be with you. I don’t want to be with you. I would never date you. I hate you. I love you…..I think the madness started the moment we met and you shook my hand. Did you have a disease or something?”
Shannon L. Alder

Anne Bradstreet
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."

[Meditations Divine and Moral]”
Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet

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