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50 Adversity Quotes Celebrating Your Innate Power

Published on May 5, 2019 7:00 AM EST
50 Adversity Quotes Celebrating Your Innate Power

These adversity quotes will help you push through life struggles, hardships, misfortunes and obstacles of any kind.

Life is full of adversity and struggle. Everyone faces adversity from time to time. However, while others struggle to navigate around obstacles, others are able to flourish when things get difficult.

50 Adversity Quotes Celebrating Your Innate Power

Although hard times will always occur, getting past them is a game you can win. There will always be a way to continue to grow and achieve even after the hardest of times.

The first step in overcoming adversity is to create meaning from the situation or event. When you get into a tough situation, acknowledge it instead of denying the reality of what is happening. Give your misfortunes a purpose, learn from them, and create something positive from the struggles you experience.

No matter what kind of adversity you face, remind yourself that you might still be better off than many people in the world. The situation you’re facing could have been worse than what you’ve been dealt. Instead of letting adversity bring you down, find any good that can come out of your misfortune.

To remind you that you have what it takes to go from survivor to thriver, below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and uplifting adversity quotes, adversity sayings, and adversity proverbs, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

Adversity quotes celebrating your innate power

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

2. “Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.” ― Robertson Davies

3. “With positive attitude, you can graciously overcome every adversity.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

4. “In the midst of adversity and great distress, the solution I always found was to go on living.” ― Marty Rubin

Adversity quotes celebrating your innate power

5. “Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.” ― Plutarch

6. “We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world” ― Helen Keller

7. “Nobody is exempt from the trials of life, but everyone can always find something positive in everything even in the worst of times.” ― Roy T. Bennett

8. “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.”― Anne Bradstreet

9. “Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength.” ― Roy T. Bennett

10. “I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.” ― Frida Kahlo

Adversity quotes to enhance your sense of meaning in life

11. “Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty.” ― Thomas S. Monson

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

13. “Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.” ― Roy Bennett

14. “Every adversity brings new experiences and new lessons.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

Adversity quotes to enhance your sense of meaning in life

15. “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

16. “The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.” ― Shannon L. Alder

17. “The answer to every adversity lies in courageously moving forward with faith.” ― Edmond Mbiaka

18. “Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

19. “Finding the lesson behind every adversity will be the one important thing that helps get you through it.” ― Roy T. Bennett

20. “Adversity discourages losers; adversity inspires winners.” ― Debasish Mridha

Adversity quotes to help you overcome misfortune

21. “Disasters work like alarm clocks to the world, hence God allows them. They are shouting, ‘Wake up! Love! Pray!” ― Criss Jami

22. “Every challenge, every adversity, contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.” ― Roy T Bennett

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

24. “Without being pushed to the wall, we will have remained in our comfort zone. But this circumstance challenges us to find the courage to move on.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

25. “Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.” ― Billy Graham

Adversity quotes to help you overcome misfortune

26. “What once cause catastrophe in my life has now become the catalyst for my direction.” ― Nikki Rowe

27. “You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” –  Epicurus

28. “The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.” ― Shannon L. Alder

29. “Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” ― Roy T. Bennett

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

Adversity quotes to help you flourish when things get difficult

31. “A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.” ― Shannon l. Alder

32. “The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.” ― Vince Lombardi

33. “Difficulties are what makes it honorable and interesting to be alive.” ― Florida Scott Maxwell

34. “The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.” ― Criss Jami

34. “Success goes to the ones who do. Get up. Show up. Throw up if you have to. Do it afraid, but do it no matter.” ― Toni Sorenson

35. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” ― J.K. Rowling

Adversity quotes to help you flourish when things get difficult

36. “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

37. “Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.” ― Aristotle

38. “The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.” ― Horace Bushnell

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

40. “We are like the herb which flourisheth most when trampled upon” ― Walter Scott

More adversity quotes to help you thrive regardless of circumstance

41. “My true potential had more to do with my willingness to struggle than with my past and present circumstances.” ― Hope Jahren

42. “You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.” ― Edwin Louis Cole

43. “If you saturate your mind with positive thoughts, it will sustain you in any situation.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

44. “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

45. “The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” ― Robert Jordan

adversity quotes to help you thrive

46. “Once you embrace your value, talents, and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” ― Rob Liano

47. “Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved.” ― Martin Luther

48. “Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.” ― Abigail Adams

49. “Adversity is a mirage. People, situations, and relationships sometimes change for the worst but inevitably clear a path for far better replacements. The continued journey will always find bliss.” ― Carl Henegan

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

Did these adversity quotes empower you?

To win in life or business, you must be ready to encounter, face, fight and conquer adversity. Instead of letting misfortune stop you, process what you’ve been through and then continue moving forward.

Remember, you have the innate power to not only survive difficulties but to thrive and propel yourself to a higher plane. We hope the adversity quotes above will make you stronger.

How did you find these adversity quotes? Do you have any other inspirational quotes to add? Feel free to share with us in the comment section below.

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    August 26, 2019 at 9:35 AM

    These were great quotes, but I was looking for something that would suggest to a person going through a devastating situation, how to be sympathetic and encouraging to someone else going through their own horrors.

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