This page is an inspiring collection of Adversity Quotes.
The easy road isn't always the best road. Robert Frost said, "I took the road less traveled and that made all the difference."
Most people don't seek out adversity, life can be tough enough with out looking for trouble, but successful people don't run from it either. They use each adversity as a tool. It's been said, life is a grindstone and whether it grinds you down or polishes you up, depends on what you're made of.
With each adversity comes the opportunity to decide "what you're made of".
Tough times hit everyone, but will they make you feel powerless and incapable? For some this is what happens and they begin the blame game. Blaming other people and circumstances for their life. It's my bosses fault, my parents raised me this way, I have bad genetics...
Adversity is also an opportunity to feel powerful and capable. You have the ability to choose your response rather than fall into the "Blame Game". Know that you're capable of taking on the challenge and growing to become the type of person who can succeed.
I find in life it is best to take full responsibility for my situations and circumstances, rather than giving my power over to others. "I am where I am today because of the choices I made yesterday" - Steve Covey. You have many resources at your disposal, decide today to take responsibility, create a solution, and make it happen.
These tough times will soon be a memory and you'll be left with the experience of how you handled it. chose the empowering approach and you'll have a happy memory and a great story to share down the road.
Whatever challenge you find yourself going through. Use the adversity quotes below to get encouraged and enhance your current perspective.
Enjoy the following Adversity Quotes.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road,
unless you fail to make the turn.
I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable,
but through it all I still know quite certainly
that just to be alive is a grand thing.
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.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Some luck lies in not getting
what you thought you wanted
but getting what you have,
which once you have got it
you may be smart enough to see
is what you would have wanted had you known.
Birds sing after a storm;
why shouldn't people feel as free
to delight in whatever remains to them?
-Rose F. Kennedy
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
If you can find a path with no obstacles,
it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
-Frank A. Clark
Adversity is like a strong wind.
It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn,
so that we see ourselves as we really are.
-Memoirs of a Geisha
Things are never so bad they can't be made worse.
-The African Queen(movie)
If you don't like something change it;
if you can't change it,
change the way you think about it.
The problem is not that there are problems.
The problem is expecting otherwise
and thinking that having problems is a problem.
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.
When it is dark enough,
you can see the stars.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sleep, riches, and health
to be truly enjoyed must be interrupted.
-Johann Paul Friedrich Richter
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
We find comfort among those who agree with us,
growth among those who don't.
-Frank A. Clark
When the Japanese mend broken objects,
they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold.
They believe that when something's suffered damage
and has a history it becomes more beautiful.
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night
is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents
which in prosperous circumstances,
would have lain dormant.
Damaged people are dangerous.
They know they can survive.
He that struggles with us
strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill.
Our antagonist is our helper.
If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change.
If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change.
-John A. Simone, Sr.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes,
and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
The trouble with most of us
is that we would rather be ruined by praise
than saved by criticism.
-Norman Vincent Peale
Would you touch a nettle without being stung by it?
take hold of it stoutly.
Do the same to other annoyances,
and hardly will any thing annoy you.
-Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare
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