Adversity Quotes (468 quotes)
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”
“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.”
As quoted in The Story of Walt Disney (1957)
“Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or greater Benefit.”
You Can Work Your Own Miracles (1971)
“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.”
In Latin: "Ingenium res adversa nudare solent, celare secunda"
The works of Ben Jonson (Phillips, Sampson, 1857), p. 865, "Timber; Or, Discoveries Made Upon Man and Matter"