Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
-Abraham Lincoln


Much of your pain is self chosen.
-Khalil Gibran

One can never truly savor success until first tasting adversity.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable that this testing continues during life.
-Walter Annenberg

In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
-Lee Iacocca

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
-Helen Keller

The reason we have few friends in adversity, is, because we have no true ones in prosperity.
-Norm MacDonald

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.
-Theodore Roethke

Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.
-Mario Fernandez

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every negative event contains within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
-Napoleon Hill

It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
-Henry Ward Beecher

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
-Seneca the Younger

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.
-Henry A. Kissinger

He that has never known adversity is but half acquainted with others, or with himself.
-Charles Caleb Colton

It's not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line.
-Ashleigh Brilliant

You learn things in adversity that you would never have discovered without trouble. There is always a seed of hope.
-Og Mandino