Quotations About Adversity

We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it.
Nathaniel Hawthorne


If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
Robert Fulghum


The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he's got an abscess on his knee or in his soul.
Rona Barrett


Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.
Josh Billings


Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
M. Kathleen Casey


Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.
Garth Brooks


If you're going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill


There are two things that one must get used to or one will find life unendurable: the damages of time and injustices of men.
Nicolas Chamfort


We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.
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