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Quotes About Adversity
•“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
•“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
•“If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived.
― Jeffrey R. Holland
•“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
•“Sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right.” 
― Sherrilyn Kenyon
•“If the road is easy, you're likely going the wrong way.” 
― Terry Goodkind
•“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 is what this storms all about.” 
― Haruki Murakami
“If you're going through hell, keep going.” 
― Winston Churchill
•“What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.” 
― Abraham Lincoln
•“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
•“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” 
― Robert Jordan
•“Even in its darkest passages, the heart is unconquerable. It is important that the body survives, but it is more meaningful that the human spirit prevails.” 
― Dave Pelzer
•“While you are going through your trial, you can recall your past victories and coul the blessings that you do have with a sure hope of greater ones to allow if you are faithful.” 
― Ezra Taft Benson
•“Struggle is the food from which change is made, and the best time to make the most of a struggle is when it's right in front of your face. 

Now, I know that might sound a bit simplistic. But, too often we're led to believe that struggling is a bad thing, or that we struggle because we're doing something wrong. 

I disagree. I look at struggle as an opportunity to grow. True struggle happens when you can sense what is not working for you and you're willing to take the appropriate action to correct the situation. Those who accomplish change are willing to engage the struggle.” 
― Danny Dreyer
•“Learning to endure times of disappointment, suffering, and sorrow is part of our on-the-job training. These experiences, while often difficult to bear at the time, are precisely the kinds of experiences that stretch our understanding, build our character, and increase our compassion for others.” 
― Joseph B. Wirthlin
•“It's hard at times, but it makes a kid strong in ways that most people can't understand. Teaches them that even though people are left behind, new ones will inevitable take their place; that every place has something good - and bad - to offer. It makes a kid grow up fast.” 
― Nicholas Sparks
•“Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.” 
― Robertson Davies
•“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. Thats the essence of it.” 
― Vince Lombardi Jr.
•“Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.” 
― Charles Caleb Colton
“Through adversity, not only are we given an opportunity to discover our inner strength, we are also given the gift of foresight so we can shine a light for others who go through the experience after us.” 
― Rachael Bermingham
“Be careful who you choose as your friends because their bad habits can become your bad habits. Choose wisely...we all have a choice in life.” 
― Mimi Jenkins
•“When faced with two equally tough choices, most people choose the third choice: to not choose.” 
― Jarod Kintz
“Life is, in fact, a battle. Evil is insolent and strong; beauty enchanting, but rare; goodness very apt to be weak; folly very apt to be defiant; wickedness to carry the day; imbeciles to be in great places, people of sense in small, and mankind generally unhappy. But the world as it stands is no narrow illusion, no phantasm, no evil dream of the night; we wake up to it, forever and ever; and we can neither forget it nor deny it nor dispense with it.” 
― Henry James
•“The roughest roads often lead to the top.” 
― Christina Aguilera
•“We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world” 
― Helen Keller
•“These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in the crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” 
 Thomas Paine
•“Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty.” 
― Thomas S. Monson
•“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” 
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca
“I can't control the wind but I can adjust the sail.” 
― Ricky Skaggs
•“Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.” 
― Abigail Adams
•“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
•“A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.” 
― Helen Keller
•“I love those who can smile in trouble...” 
― Leonardo da Vinci
•“Hardships make or break people.” 
― Margaret Mitchell
•“Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved.” 
― Martin Luther
•“However mean your life is, meet it and live it.” 
― Henry David Thoreau
•“If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it: Every arrow that flies feels the pull of the earth.” 
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
•“Bullying builds character like nuclear waste creates superheroes. It's a rare occurrence and often does much more damage than endowment.” 
― Zack W. Van
•“Memories of the past year came tumbling down on me. The recent changes and reverses were almost overwhelming. I was learning that life flowed like a river. When the run-off was normal, the water ran smoothly. But if there came a downpour, it gushed. In the likeness to a flooding river, life events were caught up in the course of the devouring stream.” 
― Mary Margaret Jensen
•“In the ashes of adversity, lies opportunity.” 
― S.L. Coelho
•“In the realm of the unknown, difficulties must be viewed as a hidden treasure! Usually, the more difficult, the better. It's not as valuable if your difficulties stem from your own inner struggle. But when difficulties arise out of increasing objective resistance, that's marvelous!” 
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
•“Without trials and tribulation, there would be no hero. Without a hero, there would be no story. Without a story, there is no life as life is made up of vignettes of loving, learning and overcoming.” 
― Gibson, Chrissy
•“Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment. ” 
― Og Mandino
•“From the mud of adversity grows the lotus of joy” 
― Carolyn Marsden
•“I suppose sooner or later in the life of everyone comes a moment of trial. We all of us have our particular devil who rides us and torments us, and we must give battle in the end.” 
― Daphne du Maurier
“When the winds of life is pushing you back, THAT'S when you push forward the hardest.” 
― Yvonne Pierre
•“The faithful man perceives nothing less than opportunity in difficulties. Flowing through his spine, faith and courage work together: Such a man does not fear losing his life, thus he will risk losing it at times in order to empower it. By this he actually values his life more than the man who fears losing his life. It is much like leaping from a window in order to avoid a fire yet in that most crucial moment knowing that God will appear to catch you.” 
― Criss Jami
“A crisis creates the opportunity to dip deep into the reservoirs of our very being, to rise to levels of confidence, strength, and resolve that otherwise we didn't think we possessed.” 
― Jon M. Huntsman Sr.
“Before your reach your destination, you'll find yourself going through the wilderness. There's some survival skills that you'll need master through the wilderness journey. While in the wilderness, your faith will be tried and tested. You'll become humble. Your vision for your life will get clearer. You're in training for your purpose. You'll lose some friends, because there's some folks who are only with you because of where they think your journey will lead THEM. Don't worry, they're a little confused... but it was meant for them to get lost during this phase. Walk on. Continue on your journey. Soon, you'll be approaching the mountain. Get ready to climb!” 
― Yvonne Pierre
•“If our testimonies are strong onthis point and if we feel the absolute assurance that God loves us, we will change our questons. We won't ask, 'Why did this happen?' or 'Why doesn't God care about me?' Instead, our questions will become, 'What can I learn from this experience?' or 'How does the Lord want me to handle this?” 
― John Bytheway
•“Life with trials hard may press me;
Heaven will bring me sweeter rest.” 
― Henry F. Lyte
•“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 Kbler-Ross
•“We live in a day when the adversary stresses on every hand the philosophy of instant gratification. We seem to demand instant everything, including instant solutions to our problems. . .It was meant to be that life would be a challenge. To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal.” 
― Boyd K. Packer
•“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” 
― Edgar Allan Poe
•“Every disability conceals a vocation, if only we can find it, which will 'turn the necessity to glorious gain.” 
― C.S. Lewis
•“Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.” 
― Aristotle
•“To live greatly, we must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility.” 
― Thomas S. Monson
•“Life, like classical music, is full of difficult passages that are conquered as much through endurance and determination as through any particular skill.” 
― Sheri L. Dew
•“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
•“Some people make a bad bed, they just have to lie in it.” 
― Virginia Euwer Wolff
•“Sweet are the uses of adversity
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.” 
― William Shakespeare
“In the realm of the unknown, difficulties must be viewed as a hidden treasure! Usually, the more difficult, the better. It's not as valuable if your difficulties stem from your own inner struggle. But when difficulties arise out of increasing objective resistance, that's marvelous!” 
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
•“It is in the whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has meaning. Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure. Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage and our wisdom. It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. It is through the pain of confronting and resolving problems that we learn.” 
― M. Scott Peck
•“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” 
― Abraham Lincoln
•“It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad.” 
― Jimmy Buffett
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