1. Definition: “A state of hardship or affliction; misfortune. A calamitous event.”
  2. Adversity does not necessarily build character, but it reveals it.
  3. If you removed the rocks, the brook would lose its song.
  4. The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.
  5. God will either lighten our load or strengthen our backs.
  6. A ship is safe in the harbor, but that isn’t what ships were built for.
  7. The roots grow deep where the winds blow strong.
  8. Sometimes God calms the raging storm; sometimes he lets the storm rage and calms His child.
  9. Always remember that strength is attained by meeting resistance.
  10. If the going gets easier, you may be going downhill.
  11. Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
  12. If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.
  13. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the plane takes off going against the wind, not with it.
  14. A diamond cannot be polished without friction – we cannot be perfected without trials
  15. Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity – Lou Holtz
  16. Friends are proved by adversity
  17. It is prosperity that gives us friends, adversity that proves them

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