Adversity Quotes SMS Collection

The robbed that smiles steals something from

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.  ~William Shakespeare, Othello

When life gives you lemons please just

When life gives you lemons, please, just don’t squirt them in other people’s eyes.  ~J. Andrew Heltauthor submitted, see may2009 email

We have no right to ask when

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment

Some of gods greatest gifts are unanswered

Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.  ~Garth Brooks

I bear a little more than can

I bear a little more than I can bear. ~Elinor Hoyt WylieAngels and Earthly Creatures. One Person. Sonnet XVI; bmc

Adversity enhances this tale we call life

Adversity enhances this tale we call life.  ~Terri Guillemets

During the darkest indigo midnight yet will

During the darkest indigo midnight, yet will countless stars blossom. ~Dr. SunWolf, professorsunwolf.comtwitter.com/WabiSabiWhisper/status/5350803758

We do survive every moment after all

We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one.  ~John UpdikeFD

What a pity human beings cant exchange

What a pity human beings can’t exchange problems.  Everyone knows exactly how to solve the other fellow’s.  ~Olin MillerCUL

They say a reasonable amount o fleas

They say a reasonable amount ‘o fleas is good fer a dog – keeps him from broodin’ over bein’ a dog, mebbe.  ~Edward Westcott

When written in chinese the word 34crisis34

When written in Chinese the word "crisis" is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.  ~John F. Kennedy,

You cant run away from trouble there

You can’t run away from trouble.  There ain’t no place that far.  ~Uncle Remus

When the japanese mend broken objects they

When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold.  They believe that when something’s suffered damage and

Birds sing after a storm why shouldnt

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?  ~Rose F. Kennedy

Every path hath a puddle george herbert

Every path hath a puddle.  ~George Herbert, "Jacula Prudentum"CCQ

The only thing that overcomes hard luck

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.  ~Harry Golden

The beauty of the world has two

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.  ~Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s

There are times in everyones life when

There are times in everyone’s life when something constructive is born out of adversity… when things seem so bad that you’ve got to grab

Problems are the price you pay for

Problems are the price you pay for progress.  ~Branch RickeyBQ,CUL

Prosperity is a great teacher adversity greater

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. ~William Hazlittmcto

You may not realize it when happens

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. 

If you want to forget all your

If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes.  ~The Houghton Line, November 1965

To be without some of the things

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.  ~Bertrand Russell

Bygone troubles are good to tell yiddish

Bygone troubles are good to tell.  ~Yiddish ProverbCUL

Bad is never good until worse happens

Bad is never good until worse happens.  ~Danish Proverb

it is better to drink of

It is better to drink of deep griefs than to taste shallow pleasures.  ~William Hazlitt, Characteristics, 1823LCD

If i had a formula for bypassing

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round.  Trouble creates a capacity to handle it.  I don’t embrace

Count the garden by flowers never leaves

Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall.  Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.  ~Author

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.  ~Hugh Miller, Snow on the Wind

To have become a deeper man is

To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered.  ~Oscar WildeCUL

If god asks that you bend bend

If God asks that you bend, bend and do not complain. He is making you more flexible, and for this be thankful. ~Terri Guillemets

It is foolish to tear ones hair

It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.  ~Cicero

I have sometimes been wildly despairingly acutely

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a

We shall draw from the heart of

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.  ~Winston Churchill

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.  ~André Gide, L’immoraliste

If you know someone who tries to

If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.  ~Quoted in P.S. I Love

There is no education like adversity disraeli

There is no education like adversity.  ~Disraeli

We turn to god for help when

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.  ~Charles C.

When it is dark enough you can

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.  ~Ralph Waldo EmersonCharles A. Beard

The gem cannot be polished without friction

The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.  ~ConfuciusFELI

But ah disasters have their use and

But ah! disasters have their use; And life might e’en be too sun-shiny. ~Charles Stuart Calverley, Disaster, after MooreBMC

Pain is sometimes the cost of a

Pain is sometimes the cost of a meaninful existence.  I can handle that.  ~Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.comtwitter.com/JebDickerson/status/8126917381

If we will be quiet and ready

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Convert difficulties into opportunities for are divine

Convert difficulties into opportunities, for difficulties are divine surgeries to make you better.  ~Author Unknown

If you dont like something change it

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.  ~Mary Engelbreit

When life gives you a hundred reasons

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.  ~Author Unknown

God brings men into deep waters not

God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.  ~John AugheyMCTO

Be master of your petty annoyances and

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things.  ~Robert Service

When life takes the wind out of

When life takes the wind out of your sails, it is to test you at the oars.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

The trouble with most of us is

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.  ~Norman Vincent PealeGCLE

34the horror of that moment34 the king

"The horror of that moment," the King went on, "I shall never, never forget!"  "You will, though," the Queen said, "if you don’t make

The course of true anything never does

The course of true anything never does run smooth.  ~Samuel ButlerCUL

May you get what wish for old

May you get what you wish for.  ~Old Chinese Curse

Sometimes a man is intensely even passionately

Sometimes a man is intensely, even passionately, attached to suffering – that is a fact.  ~Fyodor Dostoevskylana

Your heart has been sore wounded too

Your heart has been sore wounded too. Dear Light, love shall cherish you, till you again look on life with happy eyes. ~Byron Caldwell

Sleep riches and health to be truly

Sleep, riches, and health to be truly enjoyed must be interrupted.  ~Johann Paul Friedrich Richter, Flower, Fruit, and ThornPMB

Happiness can be found even in the

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.  ~Steven Kloves, Harry Potter and

At times challenges hit with the force

At times, challenges hit with the force of a roaring, rushing waterfall.  The true test, however, is whether you can put your arms up

Although the world is full of suffering

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.  ~Helen Keller

In our nature however there is a

In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures

Everybody ought to do at least two

Everybody ought to do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.  ~William JamesCUL

Life is thickly sown with thorns and

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them.  The longer we dwell on our

God uses suffering as a whetstone to

God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with.  ~Henry Ward BeecherCTO

There are sufferings that have lost their

There are sufferings that have lost their memory and do not remember why they are suffering.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by

If youre in a bad situation dont

If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change.  If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change.  ~John A. Simone, Sr.

Sometimes the littlest things in life are

Sometimes the littlest things in life are the hardest to take.  You can sit on a mountain more comfortably than on a tack.  ~Author

I guess if you take away the

I guess if you take away the pain in life it means having no beauty to hope for.  ~Daniel, @blindedpoettwitter.com/blindedpoet/status/26901225293

I have heard there are troubles of

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a

Life is made up of sobs sniffles

Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.  ~O. Henry, The Gifts of the MagiDCMOO

When suffering comes we yearn for some

When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN

No man ought to lay a cross

No man ought to lay a cross upon himself, or to adopt tribulation, as is done in popedom; but if a cross or tribulation

Who will tell whether one happy moment

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh

Yes one must suffer even in vain

Yes, one must suffer, even in vain, so as not to have lived in vain.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S.

There is no ghost so difficult to

There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury.  ~Alexander SmithMCTO

Men grow tired of sleep love singing

Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing sooner than of war.  ~Homer, IliadLO

Rock bottom is good solid ground and

Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around.  ~Buddy Buie and J.R. Cobb, "Rock

Like a plant that starts up in

Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult

For fate has wove the thread of

For fate has wove the thread of life with pain, And twins ev’n from the birth are Misery and Man! ~Homer, OdysseyLO

As long as you keep getting born

As long as you keep getting born, it’s alright to die some times.  ~Orson Scott Card

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.  ~SophoclesPMB

We look before and after and pine

We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those

The art of living lies less in

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.  ~Bernard M. Baruch

I owe much to my friends but

I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies.  The real person

Its not easy taking my problems one

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

Happy is the man who can endure

Happy is the man who can endure the highest and lowest fortune.  He who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity has deprived misfortune of

Sadness flowers to the next renewing joy

Sadness flowers to the next renewing joy. ~Terri Guillemets

When youre feeling your worst thats when

When you’re feeling your worst, that’s when you get to know yourself the best.  ~Leslie GrossmanGBF

A problem is a chance for you

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.  ~Duke Ellington

There are some defeats more triumphant than

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.  ~Michel de Montaigne

It is always in the midst epicenter

It is always in the midst, in the epicenter, of your troubles that you find serenity.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939-1944, translated from

I dont like people who have never

I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled.  Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value.  Life hasn’t revealed its

Pain is inevitable suffering optional m kathleen

Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional.  ~M. Kathleen Casey

Perhaps all the dragons of our lives

Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.  ~Rainer Maria RilkeSD

Adversity is the first path to truth

Adversity is the first path to truth.  ~Lord Byron

The brook would lose its song if

The brook would lose its song if you removed the rocks.  ~Fred Beck

That some good can be derived from

That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does

Defeat may serve as well victory to

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.  ~Edwin Markham

Having is not so pleasing a thing

Having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting, it may not be logical but it is often true.  ~Mr. Spock, Star Trek

You never know what youve got until

You never know what you’ve got until it’s gone.  ~Author Unknown