thankfulness

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” Anne Bradstreet

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. I Thessalonians 5: 16-18

Adversity

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.   Anne Bradstreet

I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:12-13

adversity

The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter. ~ author  unknown

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant. ~Horace

Adversity/Misfortune

“Kites rise highest against the wind… not with it. “– Winston Churchill

“Prosperity is a great teacher; Adversity is a greater.”– Hazlitt

“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.”– Washington Irving

Adversity

Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records.”-– William A. Ward “

In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.”-– Robert Collier

overcoming

“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

“In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.”–
Robert Collier

Challenge

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”–                                       Dale Carnegie

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.”–

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Adversity introduces a man to himself.”–Unknown