Quotations About Adversity
The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.
God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
You never know what you've got until it's gone.
But ne'er the rose without the thorn.
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
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.
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.
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.