Adversity Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Adversity quotes and Adversity sayings, and Adversity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune. "


"The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil. "

C. S. Lewis

"There is no education like adversity."

Benjamin Disraeli

"Our diversity is our strength. What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same."

Angelina Jolie

"Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat."

Anais Nin

"Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do, doesn’t mean it’s useless."

Thomas Edison

"Kingdoms divided soon fall."


"Necessity never made a good bargain."

Ben Franklin

"Familiarity breeds contempt."


"No news is good news."


"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

William Congreve

"One man’s beard is on fire; another man warms his hands on it."


"If God wants people to suffer, he sends them too much understanding."


"Out of adversity comes opportunity."

Ben Franklin

"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."

Abraham Maslow

"Roll with the punches."


"If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors."

African Proverb

"It is better to give than to receive."


"When you die, make others cry because you left something behind not because they lost something."


"It is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back."

Charles Dickens

"When you fall into a pit, you either die or get out."


"It’s not the end of the world."


"Don’t let the critics get you down."


"Every adversity carries with it the seed of equal or greater benefit."

Napolean Hill

"A hard beginning maketh a good ending."

John Heywood

"Everybody makes mistakes."


"A stumble is not a fall."


"A true champion believes in themselves when no one else does."


"Adversity is a gift."


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