60 Quotes About Adversity

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Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.
- Charles Spurgeon
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Let God's promises shine on your problems.
- Corrie Ten Boom
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Our faith, trust, and love are proved and revealed in adversities, that is, in difficult and grievous outward and inward circumstances, during sickness, sorrow, and privations.
- John of Kronstadt
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Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
- Zig Ziglar
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Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.
- Billy Graham
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Adversity is not simply a tool. It is God's most effective tool for the advancement of our spiritual lives. The circumstances and events that we see as setbacks are oftentimes the very things that launch us into periods of intense spiritual growth. Once we begin to understand this, and accept it as a spiritual fact of life, adversity becomes easier to bear.
- Charles Stanley
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Adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its jewels with.
- Robert Leighton
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People are usually better in adversity, than prosperity. A prosperous condition is not always so safe. True, it is more pleasing to the flesh - but it is not always best. In a prosperous state, there is more burden. Many look at the shining and glittering of prosperity - but not at the burdens of prosperity.
- Thomas Watson
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When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.
- Corrie Ten Boom
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Your success and happiness lie in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invisible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller
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For a hundred that can bear adversity there is hardly one that can bear prosperity.
- Thomas Carlyle
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Circumstances which we have resented, situations which we have found desperately difficult, have all been the means in the hands of God of driving the nails into the self-life which so easily complains.
- Alan Redpath
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If thou art willing to suffer no adversity, how wilt thou be the friend of Christ?
- Thomas a Kempis
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If we cannot believe God when circumstances seem be against us, we do not believe Him at all.
- Charles Spurgeon
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The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller
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Mistake not. Those pleasures are not pleasures that trouble the quiet and tranquility of thy life.
- Jeremy Taylor
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If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.
- John Henry Newman
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Opposition is not only evidence that God is blessing, but it is also an opportunity for us to grow.
- Warren Wiersbe
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The conflict will always be beyond your strength. The enemy always pushes us beyond our personal, inbred, preset limits concerning how far we will go for God. The test kills the limits of our humanity, until we are like Christ in everything. We are left with a choice: Become Christlike or gradually shrivel into superficial hypocrites: angry people who have stopped walking with God, who blame others for our bitterness.
- Francis Frangipane
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People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
- G.K. Chesterton
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Contention is like fire, for both burn so long as there is any exhaustible matter to contend within. Only herein it transcends fire, for fire begets not matter, but consumes it; debates beget matter, but consume it not.
- Thomas Adams
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Bumps are the things we climb on.
- Warren Wiersbe
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When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
- Francis de Sales
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He that has never known adversity but half acquainted with others or himself.
- James H. Aughey
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Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.
- John Henry Newman
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