‘Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides.’ – David Hare

‘The journey is never ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment.’ – Antonio Brown

‘Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.’ – Napoleon Hill

‘If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.’ – William J. Clinton

‘Israel was not created in order to disappear – Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.’ – John F. Kennedy

‘All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.’ – Walt Disney

‘The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.’ – Ulysses S. Grant

‘The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!’ – Joyce Meyer

‘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

‘The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.’ – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

‘You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.’ – Michelle Obama

‘We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.’ – Barbara De Angelis

‘Adversity is the first path to truth.’ – Lord Byron

‘Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition – such as lifting weights – we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.’ – Stephen Covey

‘True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.’ – George Washington

‘Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.’ – Victor Hugo

‘Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.’ – William Arthur Ward

‘If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless.’ – James E. Faust

‘One thing about championship teams is that they’re resilient. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity.’ – Nick Saban

‘One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.’ – Albert Schweitzer

‘Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.’ – Aristotle

‘When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.’ – LL Cool J

‘A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity ’til he has tasted adversity.’ – Saadi

‘Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one’s journey is easy. It’s how they handle it that makes people unique.’ – Kevin Conroy

‘Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.’ – William Shakespeare

‘Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.’ – John Wooden

‘In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.’ – John Churton Collins

‘I just want to share with everyone that no matter what challenges, adversities you face in life, that you can overcome them… and once you overcome those adversities, use your story, your testimony to others, to help others get through their storm.’ – Wayne Messam

‘Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.’ – Chanakya

‘A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.’ – King Solomon

‘Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.’ – Martha Graham

‘Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.’ – Thomas Carlyle

‘You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.’ – Golda Meir

‘Mentally strong people overcome setbacks with confidence because adversity only makes them better.’ – Amy Morin

‘The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.’ – Joshua Waitzkin

‘Baseball is a game based on adversity. It’s a game that’s going to test you repeatedly. It’s going to find your weaknesses and vulnerabilities and force you to adjust. That adversity, in the big picture, is a really good thing because it shows you where your weaknesses are. It gives you the opportunity to improve.’ – Theo Epstein

‘The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.’ – C. S. Lewis

‘No difficulty can discourage, no obstacle dismay, no trouble dishearten the man who has acquired the art of being alive. Difficulties are but dares of fate, obstacles but hurdles to try his skill, troubles but bitter tonics to give him strength; and he rises higher and looms greater after each encounter with adversity.’ – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

‘In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.’ – Robert Collier

‘In our personal and professional lives, we are constantly hit with one adversity after the other, most of which we have no control over. But the four things we have total control over is how we react, how we adapt, how we breathe, and how we take action.’ – Diamond Dallas Page

‘It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.’ – Horace

‘Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.’ – Anais Nin

‘Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.’ – Lou Holtz

‘Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.’ – Zig Ziglar

‘For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.’ – Boethius

‘Most people can bear adversity; but if you wish to know what a man really is give him power.’ – Robert Green Ingersoll

‘There are uses to adversity, and they don’t reveal themselves until tested. Whether it’s serious illness, financial hardship, or the simple constraint of parents who speak limited English, difficulty can tap unexpected strengths.’ – Sonia Sotomayor

‘I’m not the sort to back away from a fight. I don’t believe in shrinking from anything. It’s not my speed; I’m a guy who meets adversities head on.’ – John Wayne

‘For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.’ – George Santayana

‘Boxing is an imitation of life. You get knocked down and you get back up. You don’t quit no matter how dark it gets, or whatever adversity passes your way. You just got to keep biting down and fighting, coming up the other side and not quitting, no matter what.’ – Caleb Plant

‘Turning pro is a mindset. If we are struggling with fear, self-sabotage, procrastination, self-doubt, etc., the problem is, we’re thinking like amateurs. Amateurs don’t show up. Amateurs crap out. Amateurs let adversity defeat them. The pro thinks differently. He shows up, he does his work, he keeps on truckin’, no matter what.’ – Steven Pressfield

‘By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man’s, I mean.’ – Mark Twain

‘Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.’ – Francis Bacon

‘Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.’ – Elvis Presley

‘Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.’ – W. Clement Stone

‘Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: ‘It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.’ – James Keller

‘Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.’ – William Hazlitt

‘Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.’ – Og Mandino

‘He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.’ – Cesare Pavese

‘America has always built ourselves out of adversity. All the way back to the Great Depression.’ – Jim Gray

‘There is in every true woman’s heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.’ – Washington Irving

‘Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.’ – Henry Fielding

‘There is no education like adversity.’ – Benjamin Disraeli

‘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.’ – Arthur Golden

‘I knew racial discrimination at its worst in the 1930s. I lived with the humility of it but I never lost my sense of humor. Humor is the escape valve from the deadly reality of adversity.’ – Nipsey Russell

‘Emotional well-being is more than the absence of a mental illness. It’s that resource within each of us which allows us to reach ever closer to our full potential, and which also enables us to be resilient in the face of adversity.’ – Vivek Murthy

‘As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people.’ – Joseph B. Wirthlin

‘Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.’ – Elizabeth Hardwick

‘Even in the face of the greatest adversity, the key is to never lose hope, never lose sense of the dream that drives you.’ – Chris Claremont

‘Adversity teaches a man a lot about himself.’ – Dustin Poirier

‘The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.’ – Sophocles

‘To me, obstacles in life build character. You have to be able to overcome adversity in order to succeed and appreciate the simple things life has to offer… that’s where most of my inspiration for writing and singing comes from.’ – Elliott Yamin

‘Someone said adversity builds character, but someone else said adversity reveals character. I’m pleasantly surprised with my resilience. I persevere, and not just blindly. I take the best, get rid of the rest, and move on, realizing that you can make a choice to take the good.’ – Brooke Shields

‘You’ve got to fight through some adversity. You’ve got to have some tough times. You’ve got to have some rainy days.’ – Tom Izzo

‘Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.’ – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

‘The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.’ – Jimmy Carter

‘What the Anzac legend did do, by the bravery and sacrifice of our troops, was reinforce our own cultural notions of independence, mateship, and ingenuity. Of resilience and courage in adversity.’ – Paul Keating

‘As a medical doctor, I have known the face of adversity. I have seen much of death and dying, suffering and sorrow. I also remember the plight of students overwhelmed by their studies and of those striving to learn a foreign language. And I recall the fatigue and frustration felt by young parents with children in need.’ – Russell M. Nelson

‘Grit your teeth and smile. In the face of adversity, go. They don’t deserve you.’ – Christine Lagarde

‘Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.’ – Plutarch

‘Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.’ – Abu Bakr

‘A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.’ – Horace

‘The Chinese nation is a great nation; it has been through hardships and adversity but remains indomitable.’ – Xi Jinping

‘Adversity is a huge advantage – as long as you think of it as an advantage – because it helps you do things you never thought you were capable of doing.’ – Philip Anschutz

‘You have to go through some adversity to be able to be successful.’ – Martin Brodeur

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

‘Part of what makes college football great is what you learn playing it. Being selfless, learning how to go through adversity as a group, learning about perseverance.’ – Kirk Herbstreit

‘You have setbacks in your life, and adversity. You can be discouraged about it or have courage to get through it and be better.’ – Austin Seferian-Jenkins

‘There’s always going to be bumps in the road. There’s always going to be this and that, adversity. You just overcome it. It’s what I’ve done all my life.’ – Odell Beckham, Jr.

‘Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age.’ – Lactantius

‘The best things in life aren’t easy. My career kind of sums that up. From the start of it to the end of it, there were a lot of twists and turns, a lot of different adversities. Having overcome those, it makes you stronger.’ – Chris Pronger

‘Adversity is an opportunity for growth. And an opportunity to really know who your friends are.’ – Megyn Kelly

‘As a lifelong practitioner of martial arts, I’m trained to remain calm in the face of adversity and danger.’ – Steven Seagal

‘Something called ‘the Oklahoma Standard’ became known throughout the world. It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.’ – Brad Henry

‘Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.’ – Billy Graham

‘Adversity isn’t an obstacle that we need to get around in order to resume living our life. It’s part of our life.’ – Aimee Mullins

‘Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.’ – Scott Hamilton

‘Everybody suffers through some type of adversity. Does it make you stronger or does it pull you down? And I never will let any of that pull me down or pull me away from what I’ve set to achieve.’ – Donovan McNabb

‘How you deal with adversity says a lot about the kind of players you’ve got and the kind of team we’ve got.’ – Aaron Rodgers

‘Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.’ – Publilius Syrus

‘When life hits you hard, it can throw you off course. But how you handle that adversity can teach you so much about yourself and change your perspective on what you actually want from life.’ – Matthew Hussey

‘We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.’ – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

‘Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity.’ – Periander

‘I think we build resilience to prepare for whatever adversity we’ll face. And we all face some adversity – we’re all living some form of Option B.’ – Sheryl Sandberg

‘You’ve got to learn to laugh in the face of adversity.’ – Emily Atack

‘Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.’ – Charles Caleb Colton

‘Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.’ – Horace

‘Overcoming adversity not only makes you stronger, it makes you more hopeful.’ – Valerie Jarrett

‘He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.’ – William Samuel Johnson

‘When you work hard, it’s definitely going to show. That’s why with any athlete, we have struggles, and we have adversity, but as long as you work hard and keep your head down, you will always prevail.’ – Derrick Henry

‘In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that does not displease us.’ – Brigham Young

‘A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures.’ – James E. Faust

‘Numerous have been the manifestations of God’s providence in sustaining us. In the gloomy period of adversity, we have had ‘our cloud by day and pillar of fire by night.’ We have been reduced to distress, and the arm of Omnipotence has raised us up.’ – Samuel Adams

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

‘Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.’ – William Shakespeare

‘Many of the lessons we are to learn in mortality can only be received through the things we experience and sometimes suffer. And God expects and trusts us to face temporary mortal adversity with His help so we can learn what we need to learn and ultimately become what we are to become in eternity.’ – David A. Bednar

‘People that are brilliant and successful, we think they’ve just always been that way. That’s not the case. Most of them have had some tough adversity in their life. It’s prepared them. I’ve never felt like you could develop character without adversity.’ – Bobby Bowden

‘To overcome any form of adversity, to not give up, to not give up on yourself, your dreams, to not sequester yourself away from people – that’s the most important thing to do with your life.’ – Paul Dini

‘In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.’ – King Solomon

‘Everyone faces adversity.’ – Ryan Holiday

‘Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.’ – George Washington

‘I’m a dogged person. I respond to adversity with a steely resistance.’ – Jennifer Egan

‘Successful stress management heavily revolves around combating the building blocks of psychological stress – a feeling as if you have no control over the adversities in your life, a feeling that you have no predictive information about the stressors, if you lack outlets for the frustrations caused by the stressors, if you have no social support.’ – Robert Sapolsky

‘He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the later.’ – Henry Fielding

‘Mental discipline and tenacity in the face of obstacles are traits that have greatly helped me in both my personal and professional journey thus far. I am also very optimistic by nature and tend to focus on the positive and remain hopeful when faced with adversity.’ – Priyamvada Natarajan

‘Everyone goes through adversity in life, but what matters is how you learn from it.’ – Lou Holtz

‘I personally have dealt with any adversity in my life with humor. That’s why I told America to ‘Read my hips!’ on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ or was happy to play along with Jason Alexander and Jerry Seinfeld in the great restaurant scene on ‘Seinfeld.” – Marlee Matlin

‘Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.’ – Plutarch

‘Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.’ – Francis Bacon

‘Adversity will only sharpen our wits and make us more strong-willed, resulting in the political awakening of more Hong Kongers, not to mention the international community’s support.’ – Joshua Wong

‘He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.’ – Ben Jonson

‘One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a rollercoaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man.’ – Ben Okri

‘It is unnatural to deny effort, adversity, and pain.’ – Guillermo del Toro

”Option B’ draws not just on my story but on the research and stories of many people overcoming all kinds of adversity. No one should have to go through challenges and trauma alone.’ – Sheryl Sandberg

‘In adversity remember to keep an even mind.’ – Horace

‘A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.’ – Rosalind Russell

‘I’m somebody who finds adversity is almost as good as encouragement. It’s almost like, you close the door, and I’ll find ten ways to kick it in and go around it or dig under it or something.’ – Diane Warren

‘In spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser and happier as a result.’ – Joseph B. Wirthlin

‘The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.’ – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

‘In adversity you have to become stronger and make sure you don’t make those mistakes again so you learn from it.’ – Sam Allardyce

‘For Black Label Special Opps, adversity is what you thrive on. General Patton is a huge fan favorite in Black Label.’ – Zakk Wylde

‘You definitely learn from mistakes and adversity and I feel like those setbacks are a catapult to your true destiny.’ – Kelvin Gastelum

‘I have been knocked down so many times, as a player and as a person, and I have had the strength, I suppose that has come from my parents, to be able to pick myself each and every single time and go out there in the face of adversity and try my best and perform. I didn’t read it up in a book. It’s deep down and it’s part of my family trait.’ – Brian Lara

‘You can do nothing, or you can take on the challenge of taking on the adversity. You have got to have faith. You have to have faith in whatever you believe in.’ – Brian Banks

‘Sometimes good comes through adversity. I would not be who I am today had it not been for the internment, and I like who I am.’ – Ruth Asawa

‘You don’t want people who have never had to deal with adversity – you want people who have been able to deal successfully with adversity. That’s what adds to society. Those are going to be the hardest-working, best people.’ – Linda Ronstadt

‘Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.’ – Rose Kennedy

‘You show me anybody that’s great in anything they do, I’ll show you somebody that’s persevered, demonstrated that mental toughness to overcome some obstacles and adversity.’ – Sean McVay

‘It is definitely true that adversity and hardship are not evenly distributed.’ – Sheryl Sandberg

‘Everything that I’ve ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.’ – Scott Hamilton

‘We’re going to be better from our losses and from the adversity we’ve faced.’ – Auston Matthews

‘Adversity introduces a man to himself.’ – Arn Anderson

‘Of course, losing my father was traumatic. I was an only child. But from the time my father died, my general theme in life has been to turn adversity into opportunity.’ – Thomas G. Stemberg

‘The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man… It is more powerful than external circumstances.’ – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

‘If you are lucky enough to never experience any sort of adversity, we won’t know how resilient you are. It’s only when you’re faced with obstacles, stress, and other environmental threats that resilience, or the lack of it, emerges: Do you succumb or do you surmount?’ – Maria Konnikova

‘Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.’ – Henry Fielding

‘I don’t think you can create culture and develop core values during great times. I think it’s when the company faces adversity of extraordinary proportions, when there’s no reason for the company to survive, when you’re looking at incredible odds – that’s when culture is developed, character is developed.’ – Jensen Huang

‘There is in every woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.’ – Washington Irving

‘He who does not tire, tires adversity.’ – Martin Farquhar Tupper

‘Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity. Prosperity is what is doing us in.’ – James Reston

‘I learned to put 100 percent into what you’re doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward those goals. I learned about adversity and how to get past it.’ – Kristi Yamaguchi

‘Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.’ – Horace

‘In ‘Gravity,’ nearly everything is a metaphor for the main character. The way I tend to approach a film is that character and background are equally important; one informs the other. Here, Sandra Bullock is caught between Earth and the void of the universe, just floating there in between. We use the debris as a metaphor for adversity.’ – Alfonso Cuaron

‘I really believe in the old expression that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. It’s through adversity that you find the strength you never knew you had.’ – Christie Brinkley

‘My late father Rev. James Thomas McGlowan was the inspiration behind ‘Bamboozled.’ My father admired Frederick Douglass’ courage and his bravery in the face of adversity.’ – Angela McGlowan

‘A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world.’ – Ibrahim Babangida

”Seat at the Table’ has expressed real adversity, struggle, and also triumph and joy.’ – Kelela

‘I don’t think we live in those times when great art comes out of great adversity.’ – Noel Gallagher

‘I love puzzles, challenges, the feeling that you get when you have an obstacle and go through adversity, finding the strength to go on.’ – Jason Collins

‘I’m a plodder, one foot in front of the other. Life is all about understanding that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. And it’s your ability with how you deal with that adversity that ultimately affects your success.’ – Gary Johnson

‘I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.’ – Allen Klein

‘Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward.’ – Wilma Mankiller

‘There’s always going to be adversity in life. I saw it growing up.’ – Derrick Henry

‘Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood, nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them.’ – Horace Mann

‘Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.’ – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

‘There is no better teacher than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.’ – Malcolm X

‘Remember the great adversity of art or anything else is a hurried life.’ – Robert James Waller

‘Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.’ – Samuel Johnson

‘Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.’ – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

‘Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.’ – Tacitus

‘We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.’ – Tacitus

‘Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.’ – Charles Caleb Colton

‘The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity.’ – Alan Gregg

‘Whatever changes the new era brings, whatever new pathways we take, I am sure that our special relationship with America – forged in adversity, will not change.’ – Mary McAleese

‘Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in the face of awful adversity. Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.’ – Silvia Cartwright

‘By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.’ – Samuel Daniel

‘I have definitely gone through my ups and downs and faced my adversity and my nay-sayers, but managed to do all right. It is a pretty classic tale.’ – Steve Nash

‘I think really what I’m saying is that I thrive on adversity.’ – Richard Marx

‘Through these adversities, Israel has endured with continued strength, conviction, and faith.’ – Jerry Costello

‘Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.’ – Philip Emeagwali

‘Very often out of adversity that’s when the best work comes.’ – Tom Cochrane

‘Adversity is a stimulus.’ – James Broughton

‘I think that everything you do helps you to write if you’re a writer. Adversity and success both contribute largely to making you what you are. If you don’t experience either one of those, you’re being deprived of something.’ – Shelby Foote

‘I consider adversity being good sometimes, you know.’ – Brett Favre

‘Initially, I know that I handled it worse than she did and I think partly because I’ve always been… every bit of adversity I’ve faced up until the last year and a half is adversity I brought upon myself – or the opposing teams have given me.’ – Brett Favre

‘As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.’ – Simon Newcomb

‘Seven and half years ago I began my own journey. For me and my family it was a time of adversity. But during that adversity I derived a deeper faith. And born out of that adversity was a commitment to devote myself to those people and to those issues that truly matter to me.’ – Paul Tsongas

‘Adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us.’ – Samuel Johnson

‘I’ll say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it, and that’s more than I can say for prosperity.’ – Kin Hubbard

‘I’m used to adversity and working really well in difficult situations. It was hard for me to accept the success.’ – Paula Cole

‘The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.’ – Charles Caleb Colton

‘A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.’ – Anne Bradstreet

‘Under adversity, under oppression, the words begin to fail, the easy words begin to fail. In order to convey things accurately, the human being is almost forced to find the most precise words possible, which is a precondition for literature.’ – Rita Dove

‘In times of adversity – for the country we love – Maryland always chooses to move forward. Progress is a choice. Job creation is a choice. Whether we move forward or back: this too is a choice.’ – Martin O’Malley

‘I didn’t care what, how much adversity life threw at me. I intended to get to the top.’ – Ted Turner

‘I work best when there is adversity: I seem to get calmer the more the fur is flying.’ – Andrea Arnold

‘The overcoming of adversity and, ultimately, denying it the rite of passage, has been a constant and perpetual motive throughout my life.’ – Heather Mills

‘I am a quiet man who grows through adversity.’ – Jose Maria Aznar

‘I was raised never to carp about things and never to moan, because in vaudeville, which is my background, you just got on with it through all kinds of adversities.’ – Julie Andrews

‘You know, you have to have some inner philosophy to deal with adversity.’ – Kirk Douglas

‘Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt faced adversities that, in their times, seemed impregnable. Great presidents overcome great odds.’ – Ron Fournier

‘Adversity has a way of introducing a man to himself.’ – Shia LaBeouf

‘These are tough times, and the New Yorkers I have met are facing economic adversity with grace and dignity. They worry about their future, care about their neighbors and hope this storm will pass so they can focus on better days ahead.’ – Harold Ford, Jr.

‘My fiction is almost always inspired by a character’s need or desire to rise above him- or herself. No one is perfect and some of us have much adversity in our lives; it is those people who struggle to rise above their nature or background that I find the most interesting and heroic.’ – Robert Crais

‘In so many things, growth comes from adversity.’ – Michael Huffington

‘If you ask me why I’ve succeeded, it’s because I was in the Royal Marines. You have this unbelievable sense of achievement and of overcoming adversity. That’s the confidence it breeds.’ – Brian McDermott

‘I tend to not discriminate when it comes to people I can learn from. Basically, if someone has built a meaningful business in software, technology or media, faced disruption and adversity, and overcame underdog status, I want to know how they did it.’ – Aaron Levie

‘Fasting is, first and foremost, an exercise for identifying and managing adversity in all its forms. With faith, in full conscience, fasting calls women and men to an extra degree of self-awareness.’ – Tariq Ramadan

‘I was bullied and picked on because I was so different to everyone else, and I definitely didn’t believe or even know I was fabulous back then. But those hard times made me everything I am today. It’s all water under the bridge now, but being bullied and going through adversity definitely made me stronger.’ – Kimora Lee Simmons

‘Whenever people are faced with any sort of adversity… they tend to gravitate toward things that make them comfortable, and things that they feel are important.’ – Grant Achatz

‘One thing that I don’t think my critics realize about me is that I’ve been trained to look adversity in the face.’ – Reggie White

‘I want to be a role model and I want to show kids that you can be strong and overcome adversity.’ – Paula Creamer

‘When the world is in the midst of change, when adversity and opportunity are almost indistinguishable, this is the time for visionary leadership and when leaders need to look beyond the survival needs of those they’re serving.’ – Chip Conley

‘For a lot of people, Superman is and has always been America’s hero. He stands for what we believe is the best within us: limitless strength tempered by compassion, that can bear adversity and emerge stronger on the other side. He stands for what we all feel we would like to be able to stand for, when standing is hardest.’ – J. Michael Straczynski

‘A lot of people think I had such a rosy career, but I wanted to identify that one of the things that helps you have a long career is learning how to deal with adversity, how to get past it. Once I learned how to get through that, others things didn’t seem so hard.’ – Cal Ripken, Jr.

‘Sometimes the adversities you go through help you become a person you are proud of, and instead of hating what you’re going through, maybe bless it because for some reason; it is going to build you into that person that you are proud of being.’ – Ellen Greene

‘When you have adversity and you have pain, you never feel more alone than you do at that moment. And you can be surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people.’ – Sandra Bullock

‘I haven’t always acted or reacted in a way that made me proud, but I didn’t make that same mistake twice, and I think that’s what I love about adversity is that it always reminds me of what’s really valuable in life.’ – Sandra Bullock

‘One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity.’ – Ben Okri

‘Yes, I did shatter my leg, and it really changed my life, in a way. It wasn’t much fun, but it did open me up, and as we all know intuitively, adversity can develop resources.’ – Dan Millman

‘Whenever I do the sign of the cross, it always brings comfort in situations when you are faced with adversity and stress.’ – Troy Polamalu

‘I wish that only three residents of Tel Aviv could see what conditions on the West Bank are like. Living in such proximity, most Israelis have no idea about the adversity on the West Bank.’ – Zubin Mehta

‘As a writer, I have this compulsion to take characters who appear formidable and bombard them with adversity until they crumble. What’s interesting is watching them rise again, and seeing how they’ve changed and grown, if indeed they have.’ – Jean Hanff Korelitz

‘I learned to take those experiences that were difficult in my life and in the adversity that I had overcome to use it for a positive change.’ – Dominique Moceanu

‘The only good thing about times of adversity is that you realize who your real friends and fans are – and the rest go away – which in my mind is an OK thing.’ – Pete Wentz

‘Funnily enough, I did a play called ‘Jumpy’ on the West End before I did ‘Divergent,’ and there was an essence of that character I played, called Cam, in Will. In the sense of his vulnerability, and… he had a sense of humor that comes out of adversity, similar to Will.’ – Ben Lloyd-Hughes

‘Adversity is simply part of earth life. From it we can grow and progress if we choose to. Yes, some trials come because of our own disobedience, but many trials are simply part of life.’ – John Bytheway

‘I hope I’m worthy in my dying. I hope I can maintain myself – that I wouldn’t become pathetic and needy, and the worst part of myself come out in adversity. But I’m not afraid of it. It’d be such a silly thing to do! To ruin the life you have by fearing its ending.’ – Brendan Gleeson

‘You don’t play 162 games without facing some adversity during the course of the year.’ – Tom Glavine

‘I studied in Britain and spent great moments of my life there as a student living in Belsize Park. I admire the British trait of the stiff upper lip in the face of adversity. My wife studied in Britain, too, and both of us have many friends there.’ – Asif Ali Zardari

‘I’m able to make decisions even in the face of adversity.’ – Nikki Sixx

‘I’m not a quitter. All my career, I went through a lot of physical adversity, injuries. It’s in my nature to be a battler.’ – Harmon Killebrew

‘You may feel singled out when adversity enters your life. You shake your head and wonder, ‘Why me?” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

‘The Adversity Index was created by msnbc.com and Moody’s Analytics to track the economic fortunes of states and metro areas. Each month, the Adversity Index uses government data on employment, industrial production, housing starts and home prices to label each area as expanding, at risk of recession, in recession or recovering.’ – Bill Dedman

‘At key crossroads in his life, Vernon Davis has continued to make a conscious choice to grow as a person and player. His determination through adversity since his childhood days is commendable.’ – Hannah Storm

‘I get Tweets every day from people telling me that ‘Hey, I’m going to overcome my injury or my illness. Cancer. Different diseases. I can beat it because Adrian Peterson showed me the determination and the willpower to be able to prosper and get through adversity whenever it comes.” – Adrian Peterson

‘It feels good when guys reach out to be inspired – and you have shown people an example of how you can come back and be better than you were before when adversity strikes; and when the world predicts the opposite, you show them you not only can be successful but be great.’ – Adrian Peterson

‘There will always be hard times. Use adversity to fuel your fire. In high school, I wanted to play quarterback but couldn’t until I was a senior. I played wide receiver instead, and this ultimately helped me because I learned more about the game.’ – Ben Roethlisberger

‘I try not to get too low. I fight adversity as hard as I can fight it, not to get too low. When good things happen, I don’t really embrace it. I just say it’s a lucky day.’ – Rick Pitino

‘The trick to great romance is in overcoming adversity. In realizing that love is worth some uphill climbs.’ – Sarah MacLean

‘Good things are often birthed from adversity.’ – Robert A. Schuller

‘There’s always been adversity, wherever I’ve gone.’ – Richard Sherman

‘For all its ups and downs and challenges, I love writing. We only grow through adversity, so I welcome the difficulties, knowing bumps in the road are my greatest teachers.’ – Lori Wilde

‘Adversity creates comedy.’ – Darren Star

‘I come from strong people who believe in the freedom of expression and, of course, a culture that believes in that. So the idea of overcoming adversity is something that is not unfamiliar.’ – Robert Battle

‘The story of FDR as U.S. Commander in Chief is a heroic war story of a president who had already overcome great adversity in facing polio but who went on to take the reins of our armed forces in the greatest conflagration in human history – on our behalf.’ – Nigel Hamilton

‘Nevadans, and all Americans, are resilient. Overcoming adversity is a part of our national heritage.’ – Brian Sandoval

‘Of all the things people have taught me regarding life lessons or anything that would benefit me, I don’t think anything helped me learn more about life than football. You go through so many different things: adversity, how to handle adversity, how to handle success, how to lead, how to be a teammate, how to communicate.’ – Josh McDaniels

‘I definitely thrive off adversity. I know it’s always up from there.’ – Caroline Buchanan

‘My mother persevered through much adversity because she possessed faith in God, self-respect, and an awareness of history; most especially, she was astute in Africa’s significant contribution to world history. Sister Betty refused to live her life as a victim.’ – Ilyasah Shabazz

‘I try to find scripts of stories that kinda celebrate the human condition… let’s talk about the tough world out there and the human spirit overcoming adversity.’ – Garry Marshall

‘I don’t think I’ve had any adversity. I mean, yeah, I studied hard in school, but that’s not adversity. Everyone in the Nuba Mountains has faced incredible adversity, every single one of them. Just to finish primary school is an incredible challenge.’ – Tom Catena

‘Talking through troubles, staying calm in the face of adversity, that’s what my father taught me. It’s an invaluable lesson because there’s no shortage of adversity and mistakes to be dealt with.’ – Kevin Frazier

‘My mom has always just been one of those people who handle adversity and challenges, and really everything, with so much grace and elegance. I saw it all the time.’ – Jillian Hervey

‘Goals give you a mark to shoot for and keep you motivated when you face adversity.’ – Benjamin Watson

‘The reason why I called it ‘I Told You’ is because I wanted to show people that I have been doubted, and I have been in the face of adversity. Coming out of that situation, this is my ‘I told you’ moment.’ – Tory Lanez

‘As a woman, and as a working mom trying to get things done, you find yourself meeting adversity a lot, but you never talk about it because you don’t want to bring attention to it. You don’t want to go there.’ – Kate Hudson

‘I don’t ever remember overcoming adversities.’ – Norm Crosby

‘For some reason, I had a responsibility to my family and the people who lived around me. I felt that I had to convey their dignity – the way they dealt with adversity and poverty – and their good humor.’ – Frank McCourt

‘Obviously, resilience matters. I was no stranger to adversity, but it’s different when it’s personal. Not something I would recommend.’ – David Petraeus

‘I strongly believe that through dedication and perseverance, one can overcome adversity to achieve success. It is a privilege to accept membership in the Horatio Alger Association, an organization which promotes this principle.’ – Ginni Rometty

‘To those out there who are suffering from cancer, facing adversity, I want you to know that your will to live can make all the difference in the world.’ – Craig Sager

‘Being a champion is not just being a frontrunner and being ahead, but it’s facing adversity.’ – Andre Ward

‘You’re going to face adversity. It’s not if – it’s when.’ – Andre Ward

‘Those with less of a sense of service to the nation never understand it when men and women of character step forward to look danger and adversity straight in the eye, refusing to blink, or give ground, even to their own deaths. The protected can’t begin to understand the price paid so they and their families can sleep safe and free at night.’ – John F. Kelly

‘I thrive on adversity.’ – Juliette Lewis

‘Comrade Kim Jong Il, who was faithful to Comrade Kim Il Sung’s ideas and cause, led our revolution along the glorious road of victory, braving the severe trials and adversities of history by dint of his unique leadership of the Songun revolution.’ – Kim Jong-un

‘My family was very notorious in the town that we lived in. Everyone would say, ‘There goes those damn Sams.’ I didn’t want to paint that ill picture of me. I knew the good in my family. They didn’t know our background and the adversity we had to endure. I wanted to succeed and be a beacon of hope in my family.’ – Michael Sam

‘There are many things people don’t know about me, and maybe when they read about those things, they will have an understanding of the journey I have been on, why I’ve made the mistakes I have, and hopefully help other people overcome their adversities.’ – James Arthur

‘It’s always amazing when a fan will say you’ve helped them through some kind of adversity.’ – James Arthur

‘I don’t want to sound Pollyannish about this. I understand that poverty is never just poverty. It’s often this collection of maladies, this compounded adversity. I’m not naive about the problem. But I think that stable, steady housing is one of the surest footholds we could have on the road to financial stability.’ – Matthew Desmond

‘World records aren’t broken in practice, and competitive environments and adversity are the birthplace of champions.’ – Brandon Webb

‘Great leaders know that adversity produces the greatest opportunities in life.’ – Brandon Webb

‘We have this culture valued at Uber, which we call the champions’ mind-set. And champions’ mind-set isn’t always about winning. It’s about putting everything you have on the field, every ounce of passion and energy you have. And if you get knocked down, overcoming adversity.’ – Travis Kalanick

‘The beautiful thing about the NFL season is to see a team come together after they get to know each other in the spring and summer. You then go through adversity together and see how you respond. The teams that can respond in a positive way are the teams that are going to be there in the end.’ – Aaron Rodgers

‘I know exactly what it is like to fight against the odds and to overcome adversity.’ – Karen Handel

‘Turning feelings into words can help us process and overcome adversity.’ – Sheryl Sandberg

‘I think maybe there’s a part of me that needs adversity from the rest of the world in order to feel motivated to want to prove people wrong. I need people to be like, ‘What is this weirdo doing?” – Josh Trank

‘When I was growing up, I was very lucky. My family was the most important thing to me. They provided me with somewhere safe to grow and learn, and I know I was fortunate not to have been confronted by serious adversity at a young age.’ – Kate Middleton

‘You learn from adversity more than anything because it allows you to see so much. It really allows you to see things in a different way.’ – Draymond Green

‘I honestly think part of the appeal of ‘Rumours’ was that it was sort of heroic. We managed to push through in the face of so much personal adversity.’ – Lindsey Buckingham

‘When I say ‘fighter,’ I am thinking about how you deal with adversity, how you deal with being in bad situations.’ – Eddie Alvarez

‘You have to handle adversity well. There are roadblocks you will have to fight through.’ – Zach LaVine

‘My strength comes from my mom. Just seeing what she had to go through to raise us, she wouldn’t make excuses; she wouldn’t put her head down. So I guess I looked at adversity right in the eye and took it on.’ – Paul Pierce

‘Fighting, especially at this level, is about getting through adversity. You position yourself mentally to go out and take on obstacles that stand in your way. In the Octagon and in life, you face tough situations and have every chance to quit, but the more adversity you push through, the more likely you are to be successful.’ – Tyron Woodley

‘If you get into an armbar and someone locks it down on you, it’s easy for you to tap out, but sometimes dealing with certain things, fighting through certain adversities, and being that I’ve been in some of the toughest situations in life, it just gives me an edge on my opponent that I’m going to torture him and beat him up.’ – Tyron Woodley

‘Failure is inherent in the game. So if you don’t respond well to adversity, you’re probably not going to have a long career.’ – Theo Epstein

‘Players that tend to respond to adversity the right way and triumph in the end are players with strong character. If you have enough guys like that in the clubhouse, you have an edge on the other team.’ – Theo Epstein

‘The fact that guys adjusted really quickly to the big leagues, developed really quickly, faced adversity under the brightest spotlights, played great baseball, overcame so much, overcame centuries worth of issues and won a World Series, I guess it doesn’t necessarily mean we’re still not just prone to the laws of nature and reality and baseball.’ – Theo Epstein

‘When we are faced with adversity, when we are tested on who we are and what we stand for, we always pull together. We stand strong for our values and our way of life. We always have, and I know we always will.’ – Sadiq Khan

‘You miss the adversity. The journey is what I’m talking about. Helping a guy get better. Seeing a guy get a contract. And seeing a seventh-round choice or free agent make the team.’ – Jon Gruden

‘I’m not fearful for myself, because I’ve seen adversity, and I can see it again. But I feel very upset and anguished when I see images of young lawyers beaten up.’ – Asma Jahangir

‘People can grow from adversity as much as they do from prosperity.’ – Andrew Yang

‘I went to a good school, played sports; things came relatively easy for me. Whenever I would get faced with adversity, I would always go do something else.’ – Lauren Gibbs

‘The Muppets are always really positive when they come across adversity, and they always have the ability to see the good in people.’ – James Bobin

‘At the end of the day, I’m still an African-American woman in a male-dominated industry, so sometimes you have to deal with people not taking your ideas seriously. But I look at it as, I’d rather have adversities in something that I love than doing something that I hate or where I am not interested.’ – Karen Civil

‘I spent a long time reporting on trans issues, and I know in the course of that reporting I saw how deeply adversity runs.’ – Ronan Farrow

‘Gore isn’t required for a good story, but adversity is.’ – Celeste Ng

‘I will forever be fascinated by how people deal with adversity, how people react in moments of crisis, or how people behave when life gets uncomfortable.’ – Julie Foudy

‘I can’t stand adversity and stress and drama and tension. I can’t function in that environment. If I have anything to say about it, we’re going to get rid of it so that everyone can just relax and have a good time.’ – LaChanze

‘If you think about it, there are a lot of parallels between a sportsman’s journey and the acting journey. You face so much adversity and disappointment, and you can work incredibly hard for a long time with very little results, and then, hopefully, something happens.’ – Luke Hemsworth

‘What defines someone as a ‘man’ should not be the clothes they wear or how deep their voice is. It should be the content of his character, his strength in the face of overwhelming adversity, and his ability to still love and help others when the world has turned its back on him.’ – Karamo Brown

‘No poem in the world could do my mom justice. Despite circumstance and adversity, she had an unwavering love for her kids and a faith-based, boundless capacity for forgiveness.’ – Ed Schultz

‘FCA is a culture of leaders and employees that were born out of adversity and who operate without sheet music.’ – Sergio Marchionne

‘There’s always going to be adversity.’ – Nick Foles

‘I’m ready for any adversity that’s going to hit.’ – Baker Mayfield

‘Having been through some adversity, starting from different points and having to work through the depth chart on many occasions, it’s definitely helped my story.’ – Baker Mayfield

‘All interesting, worthwhile humans suffered and struggled and overcame adversity of one sort or another. Pain is constructive. Misery can be useful. I believed this the way I believe the sun rises in the east. Then I had children, and I slowly began to disbelieve and disavow it.’ – Kim Brooks

‘I’ve proven I can hang in there, go through adversity, and pull tricks out of the bag.’ – Brian Ortega

‘Maria did teach us a lot. It taught us to value what we have: our friends, our neighbors, and those who helped us. I know my people in PR are active. It took us by surprise, but we are warriors, and we are ready for any adversity.’ – Ozuna

‘When you love somebody, and they go through a real adversity, you don’t back away from that relationship. You don’t say, ‘When you’re better, call me.’ The opposite happens. Your bond strengthens, and you become even more vested.’ – Rocky Carroll

‘I think I’m very calm in adversity, always remaining calm, and I don’t panic. I think that’s the main thing.’ – Iker Casillas

‘In adversity, you have to find motivation to continue and do well.’ – Alvaro Morata

‘Talk about the area of overcoming adversity, sucking it up, I rate myself a 10.’ – Tommy Morrison

‘I don’t define myself by my successes. I define myself by adversity and how I’ve persevered.’ – Shaquem Griffin

‘You learn about people when they do go through a little bit of adversity.’ – Sean McVay

‘Football is not always easy; you need to navigate through some adversity.’ – Matt LaFleur

‘You can all get what you want to get, and so my journey was to show you how many times along the way adversity has stared me right in the face, and I’ve looked it right back and said, ‘No.” – Michelle Visage

‘I kind of almost get enjoyment out of adversity in life.’ – Vincent Kompany

‘Adversity is the mother of enterprise.’ – Sanjaya Baru

‘Rankings, for most players, are like adversity because we all want to be the best. So you’ve just got to approach it like you would a tough situation on the court. You just have to respond.’ – Jahlil Okafor

‘People love miracles; they love stories which break through adversities.’ – Mahesh Bhatt

‘I like adversity; that’s how I am.’ – Luis Enrique

‘We have to have adversity in order for us to really reap the benefits and really just have an appreciation of how hard it is to win in the NBA.’ – Andre Iguodala

‘I’ve dealt with adversity before, had injuries before. I didn’t let that slow me down. It just changed my attitude about the game.’ – Deshaun Watson

‘I just really know how to manage adversity.’ – Deshaun Watson

‘Football is just like life. You have to manage adversity all the time. You have to do the right things and be ready for the moment.’ – Deshaun Watson

‘Dealing with my first pro loss was the toughest adversity of my career.’ – Paulie Malignaggi

‘I’ve been through some adversity where I didn’t have football. Having it back gives you an appreciation for every snap you can take. I’m just blessed to have that opportunity.’ – Will Grier

‘I’ve dealt with a lot of adversity and came out a stronger person.’ – Will Grier

‘As a kid, growing up, as far as I was concerned, I was Luke Skywalker. Any sort of small victory or any adversity I would come up against at school, I was like, ‘How would Luke Skywalker deal with this?’ Everybody was the Empire; anybody who bullied me at school was the Empire.’ – Jacob Anderson

‘Life’s about dealing with adversity and solving problems.’ – Julian Edelman

‘How you balance class and school and other stuff outside, then working out twice a day – as a freshman, you’re thrown right into that. It’s good for you. It makes you go through adversity.’ – Willie Cauley-Stein

‘I know a lot of Cup Series champions, and they each have a very different personality. They all go about handling adversity, their challenges, and even confrontation a little differently.’ – Dale Earnhardt Jr.

‘Any football club, any person, any human being alive goes through adversity. The art of living life is to recover from that and respond to any challenges being thrown at you.’ – Peter Schmeichel

‘Sometimes when you stare adversity in the face you’ve got to go back to those basic principles of football and do them right.’ – Fabian Delph

‘In sports, you deal with disappointment often, but it’s how you handle it and come back from it that shapes you. All these lessons are transferable to life and have really helped me with the adversities I’ve had to deal with in life.’ – Sonya Deville

‘Like many other people, I grew up with so much adversity and negativity, it would have been easy to get overwhelmed and give in. But by turning negatives into positives, losing into a journey to winning, I have been able to overcome the odds that were against me and change them into motivation for my success.’ – Bobby Bones

‘I worry about my children, actually. I’m trying to give them a decent upbringing but I sometimes worry that that means they’re going to be kind of mediocre adults. Like maybe I should throw them out for a bit and give them some adversity.’ – Romesh Ranganathan

‘Any time you experience adversity, whether you lose a game or maybe have an official who makes a poor call that costs you the game, you’ve gotta handle yourself properly. Just like in life, not everything will go your way.’ – Bob Stoops

‘You do not want cricketers who are cowed by adversity, waiting for someone to tell them what to do.’ – Jonathan Agnew

‘I am so much more than what happened to me. I’m a mother and a businesswoman; I run a charity that supports others overcoming adversity; and, most importantly, I’m happy.’ – Katie Piper

‘For me, football is a quest. Quests entail overcoming hardship, trials of adversity in the pursuit of true joy.’ – Steve Young

‘Celebrate creativity and confidence in the face of adversity.’ – Abhijit Banerjee

‘We’ve all got different ways to deal with adversity as pros, but if you want it and you want to be great, you’ve got to make it happen and fight through it.’ – Tristan Thompson

‘People are always saying, what use are the retarded, on welfare, using up all our funds, and yet, where else is there every day a greater example of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity than these people?’ – Eunice Kennedy Shriver

‘I’ve obviously learned a lot, a lot of mental toughness, learned how to deal with some adversity. Hopefully I’m better for it.’ – Gerrit Cole

‘I’ve faced adversity throughout my whole life.’ – Lamar Jackson

‘In failure, children learn how to struggle with adversity and how to confront fear. By reflecting on failure, children begin to see how to correct themselves and then try again with better results.’ – Eric Greitens

‘I’ve been lucky that I haven’t encountered much adversity growing up in London and having friends from all different backgrounds.’ – Emma Weymouth

‘As African American, gay drag queens, we live with more adversity and challenges.’ – Shangela

‘I’m familiar with adversity.’ – Dustin Poirier

‘There’s a lot of growing you can have when you’re in adversity, when you’re in a losing situation.’ – Tony Gonzalez

‘There’s different types of coaches in life. I don’t have to be a coach on the basketball court. I can be a coach for businesses. I can be a coach for kids. I can be a coach for people who have gone through adversity, because everyone has had some type of damn accident in some form or capacity.’ – Jay Williams

‘The ability to act as a role model shouldn’t depend on owning a pile of trophies. Instead, we should look at role models as whole people – people who fail but overcome adversity, people who inspire us both on and off the course, people who spend their time trying to make their community a better place.’ – Paige Spiranac

‘You face distractions, you face adversity in life and you have to be able to handle it, you have to be able to fight through it and become a better man and become a better player because of it.’ – Ryan Tannehill

‘If we have to battle through some adversity during the year, sometimes that can be the best thing for a team.’ – Brad Marchand

‘Every superstar in this league, if you don’t go through adversity, if you try to duck and dodge it, it’s gonna damper your team.’ – Charles Oakley

‘Christopher believed that to overcome any adversity, no matter how challenging, you need to go forward each day with strength, determination and compassion.’ – Dana Reeve

‘Music and comedy, musical comedy, specifically, really helped me through my childhood. I felt out of place, I felt lots of adversity, and I felt scared all the time.’ – Randy Rainbow

‘I bump into a lot of people that have similar problems that I have but less titles or magazines than I have, and they just challenge their adversity with the same tenacity, with the same enthusiasm, with the same will to succeed because life is one and you’ve got to take advantage.’ – Alex Zanardi

‘Playing in adversity is when we show we have clear heads.’ – Thiago Silva

‘I’ve had to fight through a lot of adversity, but I just kept fighting.’ – LaMarcus Aldridge

‘Everybody has adversity in their lives and we all have to find ways of overcoming them. You’ve got to soldier on, make the best of it, look for the positive in everything.’ – Judith Durham

‘I was just proud of myself that, even under extreme stress and adversity, I was still able to do my job and do it well. And still able to earn an income while in prison.’ – Michael Sorrentino

‘I’ve faced adversity countless, countless times throughout my life. One thing I’ve always preached is keep pushing.’ – Robert Covington

‘Sure, I’ve dealt with my own share of adversity as an outsider living in this country but I recognize my challenges were not made harder, or impossible, because of the color of my skin.’ – Zdeno Chara

‘It’s one of those things, like in sports and other situations in life, you’re going to have some adversities and some challenges that are similar to the race. You go uphill one moment and then you go downhill, but that’s life too. You’ve got to be willing to sometimes take it slow but keep going.’ – Zdeno Chara

‘I hit adversity when I was at the top of the world. Most people hit adversity when they’re just at the beginning, when they’re just getting started. I hit it when everybody was watching, and everybody had comments and everybody was doubting me. It was a tough situation to be in.’ – Chris Weidman

‘I’ve been through so much damn adversity, I’ve had so much critiqued on me. From being the undefeated world champion to never really getting the love or the respect I feel I deserved when I was on top and then finally getting knocked down and then everybody jumping on top, trying to kick me while I was down.’ – Chris Weidman

‘When you face any adversity in life those are the kind of lessons you can take and remember. Those are the things that are going to help me not just in football but in life, which is priceless.’ – DeAndre Yedlin

‘I believe it is only when one comes out of adversity, that one starts to see real beauty.’ – Ananya Birla

‘You’ve got to deal with adversity throughout the season, whether it’s injuries, losing a game where you don’t play well.’ – Danny Amendola

‘Everybody is going to face adversity at some point, definitely when you leave college and try to get into the real world so to speak and get your first job.’ – Danny Amendola

‘There’s always adversity to overcome.’ – Danny Amendola

‘I know there is a lot of pressure on a goalie, a lot of responsibilities, but if you add on to yourself more than you need to, it makes it harder to deal with the adversity.’ – Martin Brodeur

‘I’ve not had a career like Brady or Rodgers with all the Super Bowls and the incredible things they’ve done. But for me, the adversity made me who I am.’ – Ryan Fitzpatrick

‘I try to be the same guy every day, no matter the situation, no matter the adversity.’ – Ryan Fitzpatrick

‘I had a lot of adversity that kind of tested my maturity and things I was able to learn from and were put in my way for a reason, to make me a mature person and more experienced person.’ – Marcus Smart

‘I think of emotional well-being as a resource within each of us that allows us to do more and to perform better. That doesn’t mean just the absence of mental illness. It’s the presence of positive emotions that allows us to be resilient in the face of adversity.’ – Vivek Murthy

‘I remember winning the Asian Cup in 2004 in China, coming through so much adversity including a final against the hosts. We won 3-1 and it was a wonderful competition, which we won by playing great football.’ – Zico

‘You go through a lot throughout a season. You’re going to face a lot of adversity. And the best teams overcome any type of adversity.’ – Avery Bradley

‘I’ve always gone through adversity in this game, and I’ve always overcome it. My middle school coach told me that I was probably a better hockey player than a football player, and that still drives me every day.’ – Davis Webb

‘I love adversity. It really reveals people, and I think I’ve handled it pretty good.’ – Davis Webb

‘Not everybody gets to play their first year or second year. Some people have to go through adversity.’ – Davis Webb

‘There have been plenty of stories of people who go through adversity and had a bump in the road. The guys who persevere and continue to work hard, it turns out OK for them.’ – Davis Webb

‘All the adversity and discouragement is trying to cloud your mind. But I learned to deal with it. In the end, I’m happy and thankful and blessed.’ – Shaun Livingston

‘Every phase of my life always hasn’t been perfect for me. I’ve had to go through some adversity.’ – Quinn Cook

‘There’s nothing like adversity to fuel the fire.’ – Carson Palmer

‘Adversity is when you show your strength of character.’ – Tony Pulis

‘And dreams are not granted or given – they come with a price. No matter what your goal, you’re bound to face adversity, and it’s during that adversity, when you find out what your made of.’ – Mark Schlereth

‘He doesn’t like to be hit. Not that anybody likes to be hit, but Brock for whatever reason has shown much more of a dramatic response to the negativity of those shots. To the point where he’s not asleep, it isn’t like he got knocked out, he’s not getting dropped, but he just turns his face away from adversity.’ – Frank Mir

‘Whenever I do something in life, I take it as far as I can take it. A lot of people think the easy road is to avoid adversity. But trust me, when you’re an old man, you’re not going to remember why you didn’t do those things.’ – Frank Mir

‘I have an ability to overcome adversity. I’ve got a toughness that helps.’ – Frank Mir

‘I’ve seen teams and I’ve been on teams where, when adversity hits you, you kind of crumble.’ – Jrue Holiday

‘The ability to lean into adversity is something I’ve always had.’ – Cub Swanson

‘My faith has helped me face adversity. Adversity makes you stronger.’ – Anita Bryant

‘I think adversity hits people and we all know what to do when adversity hits we keep praying and we find hope.’ – Devin McCourty

‘I am proud of myself for overcoming adversity.’ – Dominic Calvert-Lewin

‘People have preconceived ideas about disability. When people tell me that I can’t do something, it just makes me go ‘Oh, yeah? Watch this.’ I kind of like a little adversity.’ – Josh Blue

‘Two of the biggest things my mom taught me is that adversity isn’t the end of the world and that you have to adapt to succeed.’ – Jason Sehorn

‘Anytime you have adversity or something that you self-inflict on yourself, you typically always have a chip on your shoulder to make sure that you’re not the weak link.’ – Denny Hamlin

‘We try 100% every single week to do the best job we can, but we always seem to find 10 more percent when we’re faced with adversity.’ – Denny Hamlin

‘You can’t judge somebody when they’re doing well: You’ve got to judge them when they’re going through adversity.’ – Caris LeVert

‘I do believe that ‘Aljo’ could be world champion. If you look at the fighters he’s faced and beaten, they’re high caliber people. He’s also faced and overcome adversity, including back-to-back losses in fights he could have won.’ – Matt Serra

‘I’m just going to keep going. That’s been my motto since I was younger, through all adversity and all obstacles.’ – Eddy Alvarez

‘Despite the adversity that George Floyd endured, he was full of life and love for his family, friends, and loved ones. It was in honor of his life that millions took to the streets in struggle for a world where George Floyd would never have been taken from us.’ – Cori Bush

‘There was a story that came out that Jimmy Garoppolo was one of the first guys to text Trey Lance. That’s just the type of guy Jimmy is. He’s not going to shy away from adversity, shy away from a draft pick.’ – George Kittle

‘You’ll hit adversity, and the good teams find a way to get it done.’ – Davante Adams

‘I’ve got a great support system around me, helping me through the adversity, whether it’s us having a stretch of games where we’re losing or if I’m not playing as good as I want. I just try to stay focused and keep my head down and don’t look up until it’s over.’ – Davante Adams

‘I know something about adversity.’ – Madison Cawthorn

‘Whatever he has achieved in football, Phil Neville has always bounced back from adversity – from giving away a crucial penalty at Euro 2000 to being thrown in the deep end as a pundit at the World Cup in Brazil.’ – Robbie Savage

‘John Lewis was a giant in the face of adversity and injustice, putting his life on the line for our freedoms and committing his life to protecting the right to vote.’ – Raphael Warnock

‘I’ve been on successful teams pretty much my whole career, but even those two seasons I finished with Memphis and Minnesota, you learn just as much from adversity and losses as you do from success.’ – Jason Collins

‘We’ve all got to deal with adversity in life. It’s something that’s not new to me.’ – Brian Flores

‘Books on offer to preteen boys, for example, are all too often nihilistic, without a sense that the world is ordered and everything has a purpose and that those who strive hard and behave in noble, brave or self-sacrificing ways will triumph over adversity.’ – Miranda Devine

‘If there was something that kind of molded me into who I am now, it would be my dad. Whether it be going through adversity with a smile on my face, understanding that nothing matters other than winning and what it takes to win. All of that I think came from him.’ – Shawn Porter

‘When you hit adversity on the road, you don’t get to go home and spend time with your family or friends.’ – Nikola Vucevic

‘There’s adversity, it’s inevitable you are going to face it.’ – Cooper Kupp

‘I decided to go to The Citadel because I had something to prove to myself, personally: that I could face adversity, that I could face an obstacle unlike any other, and I wouldn’t quit. Because in high school I quit. I gave up on myself. I gave up on everything. Gave up on my future. Gave up on my friends, my family.’ – Nancy Mace

‘There is always going to be adversity and you have to know how to deal with it, because things aren’t always going to go perfectly smoothly.’ – Gilbert Burns

‘There’s been things in my career which has delayed the process, but I’m the type of person to face adversity and still be able to climb out and make it out on top.’ – Julianna Pena

‘We like to see people overcome a bit of adversity.’ – David Coulthard

‘Helping young people find resources in the face of adversity and directing families towards tools for acceptance and understanding is something I’m extremely passionate about.’ – Ariana DeBose

‘It’s just one of those things you have to move on past. Adversity is going to happen and you’re going to throw interceptions and incompletions. It’s all about the next play, next drive, next series, next game.’ – Justin Herbert

‘No matter what’s going on, I’m going to continue to thrive because I’m used to adversity.’ – Kelly Oubre, Jr.

‘I think there’s a lot going on obviously when you deal with adversity. You want to make sure that there’s no splinter in what you’re doing, no splinter in the locker room, no splinter between the players and the coaches.’ – Matthew Slater

‘I think that plays definitely a huge role in my life, just facing adversity early on and kind of challenging that adversity, getting a hold, getting a grip of it on my own and saying that I’m in control and I can do whatever I want.’ – Nick Chubb

‘I’ve gone through so much adversity, but even after everything I went through, I never thought about quitting.’ – Tommy Pham

‘I’m just a guy from North Jersey, anytime adversity shows its ugly face, I don’t back down.’ – Jim Miller

‘I was quite often told I was too small to play rugby, but I always liked the adversity and to prove people wrong.’ – Rob Burrow

‘I didn’t have successful, educated role models in my life. But what I did have – I had the hopes and dreams of my mother, who taught me at a very early age that I could face any challenge or adversity put in my path by being compassionate and being kind.’ – Linda Thomas-Greenfield

‘I became accustomed to great pain and adversity at a very young age because my feet went 180 degrees in the wrong direction. To get them forward, I wore braces that moved them a little bit every day.’ – Frank Dux

‘Anytime you get adversity, it’s a chance for you to really show what you’re about and to respond.’ – Geno Smith

‘Anything that you dream for, anything that you wish for, it’s not gonna be easy. You have to be patient, you have to continue to push through obstacles and adversity.’ – Mark Ingram II

‘All the women in my life are formidable. I have seen them all step up to handle adversity with grace.’ – Rick Owens

‘We are all going to hit times of adversity, and we’re all going to have opportunities in life, and it’s all what we’re going to do with them.’ – Sony Michel

‘You hear so many stories about families that go through adversity, and then they break apart. But my family is still strong. We all supported each other. My parents, my brother, my sister, I supported their dreams. They supported my dream.’ – Sony Michel

‘Football is a great representation of life. It’s not always going to be smooth sailing. You got to learn how to adjust, how to deal with adversity.’ – Sony Michel

‘I’ve been told I was brave, or that I challenged adversity. Growing up in a middle-class family in Cardiff didn’t feel that adverse.’ – Tanni Grey-Thompson

‘There’s always adversity, all the way up and down. That’s how life works.’ – Cael Sanderson

‘I think comedy is definitely a good thing, because it allows people to talk from their own lived experience and I think it allows people to hear about different backgrounds, in the same sense of also making people comfortable because you can laugh through adversity or topics that are a little bit difficult.’ – Judi Love