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    adversity Quotes

    The workings of heaven are unfathomable-sometimes encouraging, sometimes suppressing. All this makes sport of heroes and tumbles the great. Enlightened people take adversity in stride and are prepared for trouble even when at ease; therefore, they are not at the mercy of fate.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: fate  people  adversity  mercy  hero  heaven 
    In adversity, everything that surrounds you is a kind of medicine that helps you refine your conduct, yet you are unaware of it. In pleasant situations, you are faced with weapons that will tear you apart, yet you do not realize it.
    — Zicheng Hong
    I'd like to be able to do complex math in my head. Any kind of adversity and I become very anxious, but if you're a robot, you have good equilibrium. I wish I was cooler under pressure, like a robot.
    — Zach Woods
    I can't speak for everybody, but sometimes, people get in this showbiz game and they get the money, but then they forget why they got in the game in the first place. I don't even look at it as fame, I just look at it as me being me, and me going out here everyday and being productive, because I am the product, and I'm selling myself. I'm selling my ambition and my integrity and my adversity, and I'd just like to be that.
    — Young Jeezy
    The Duke and Swing represent affirmation in the face of adversity.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    tags: adversity 
    My ability to survive personal crises is really a mark of the character of my people. Individually and collectively, we must react with a tenacity that allows us again and again to bounce back from adversity.
    — Wilma Mankiller
    We are a revitalized tribe. After every major upheaval, we have been able to gather together as a people to rebuild a community and a government. Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward. We are able to do that because our culture, though certainly diminished, has sustained us since time inmemorial. This Cherokee culture is a well-kept secret.
    — Wilma Mankiller
    Most successful people can identify one minute, one moment, where their lives changed, and it usually occurred in times of adversity.
    — Willie Jolley
    Adversity and challenges are life's way of creating strength. Adversity creates challenge, and challenge creates change, and change is absolutely necessary for growth. If there is no change and challenge, there can be no growth and development.
    — Willie Jolley
    He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.
    — William Samuel Johnson
    God does not always punish a nation by sending it adversity. More often He gives the oppressors their hearts' desire, and sends leanness withal into their soul.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: desires  heart  soul  adversity  god 
    Be calm and strong and patient. Meet failure and disappointment with courage. Rise superior to the trials of life, and never give in to hopelessness or despair. In danger, in adversity, cling to your principles and ideals. Aequanimitas!
    — William Osler
    Men need to know the elemental challenges that sea and mountains present. They need to know what it is to be alive and to survive when great storms come. They need to unlock the secrets of streams, lakes, and canyons and to find how these treasures are veritable storehouses of inspiration. They must experience the sense of mastery of adversity. They must find a peak or a ridge that they can reach under their own power alone.
    — William O. Douglas
    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
    I will get things done for America.... Faced with apathy, I will take action. Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground.... Faced with adversity, I will persevere. I will carry this commitment with me this year. I am an Americorps volunteer.
    — William J. Clinton
    If you voluntarily quit in the face of adversity, you'll wonder about it for the rest of your life.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: adversity  wonder 
    We always want to see people strive and see the human spirit triumph against adversity. That's what it's all about because that's what we're doing. We're trying to triumph in our lives.
    — William H. Macy
    tags: people  live  human  adversity  spirit 
    The core of a soldier is moral discipline. It is intertwined with the discipline of physical and mental achievement. It motivates doing on your own what is right without prodding. It is an inner critic that refuses to tolerate less than your best. Total discipline overcomes adversity and physical stamina draws on an inner strength that says "drive on".
    — William G. Bainbridge
    Adversity is the nurse of greatness which roughly rocks her patients back to health.
    — William C. Bryant
    We're just a fragile team right now. It seems like when we have a little bit of adversity, when something goes wrong, you can feel it on the bench, it kind of sinks. Unless we get a goal or something really positive happens, it's tough. I think falling out of the playoff race takes the wind out of your sails for sure.
    — Wes Walz
    It seems whenever we have a little adversity, the emotions drop. We've fallen out of the race, and it kind of takes the wind out of your sails.
    — Wes Walz
    tags: emotion  adversity  race 
    Worthy goals are consistently achieved by enduring forces of adversity and opposition until they subside.
    — Wes Fesler
    tags: adversity  goal 
    Rejoice in liberating moments of victory when conflicts, trials, and adversity fall momentarily under your command.
    — Wes Fesler
    The common bond of humanity and decency that we share is stronger than any conflict, any adversity. Fighting for your convictions is important. But finding peace is paramount. Knowing when to fight and when to seek peace is wisdom. Ubuntu was right.
    — Wes Moore
    Everybody can have a bad game, and we did. These guys have all proven that they can handle adversity. We're in the midst of a little adversity.
    — Wayne Graham
    tags: adversity  bad  games 
    In prosperous times I have sometimes felt my fancy and powers of language flag, but adversity is to me at least a tonic and bracer.
    — Walter Scott
    Adversity is, to me at least, a tonic and a bracer.
    — Walter Scott
    tags: adversity 
    Adversity is like the period of the rain. . . cold, comfortless, unfriendly to people and to animals; yet from that season have their birth the flower, the fruit, the date, the rose and the pomegranate.
    — Walter Scott
    True hope dwells on the possible, even when life seems to be a plot written by someone who wants to see how much adversity we can overcome.
    — Walter Inglis Anderson
    tags: adversity  true  hope 
    Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable that this testing continues during life.
    — Walter Annenberg
    tags: time  adversity 
    Building discipline, earning respect and overcoming adversity are all parts of a winning game plan. If you don't have a game plan, where are you going? When I'm talking about a game plan, I'm talking about how you go about being the best player you can be and how you go about being successful in life.
    — Walt Frazier
    Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely.
    — Virgil
    tags: adversity 
    If you've got a desire to achieve something, then keep going until you achieve it. It's not always possible and things might change - circumstances may change or adversity or obstacles may come your way - but keep trying. I feel that I've tried to do that in my life and it's something that I've tried to pass on to my children as well.
    — Victoria Derbyshire
    The meek are positive and often colorful characters. They are not self-assertive nor self-seeking, to be sure, but rather they are unselfish and uncomplaining, genuinely interested in the welfare of others, creating opportunities to be of service to them, submissive in the face of injuries and insults, silent in the accidents and adversities of life, and bearing with equanimity the infamies and injustices heaped upon them.
    — V. Raymond Edman
    By Allah, whenever I endure any adversity I gain four blessings of Allah in exchange. The first of them is, when the adversity is not caused by my sin (virtue is earned). The second, when the adversity is not greater than my sin (virtue is earned). The third, when I am not deprived of contentment (virtue is earned). And the fourth, I hope for virtues thereby.
    — Umar
    The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most.
    — Ulysses S. Grant
    tags: friends  adversity 
    Take ones adversity Learn from their misfortune Learn from their pain Believe in something Believe in yourself Turn adversity into ambition Now blossom into wealth
    — Tupac Shakur
    Whenever I do the sign of the cross, it always brings comfort in situations when you are faced with adversity and stress.
    — Troy Polamalu
    Highly competitive athletes like Ginny Gilder have a gift for tolerating pain and ignoring adversity. They accept these things as the price they pay for greatness. These habits of mind and body serve us well in many aspects of our lives, but not in all aspects of our lives. Course Correction is about taking time to heal and exploring the joy that lies beyond adversity.
    — Tori Murden
    tags: time  pain  joy  live  lies  adversity  greatness  body  gift  mind 
    I would want people to take away this idea that sometimes people's problems or neuroses are really the things that are kind of a blessing in disguise, and even though there's sometimes pain associated with these things that sometimes in the face of adversity with obstacles to overcome, people can really kind of soar and find their higher selves.
    — Tony Shalhoub
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