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7 Underrated Quotes To Read When Adversity Hits

You should read these more often than you think

John Mashni
4 min readApr 7, 2023


Adversity can be avoided.

Never try anything new.

Never have any goals.

Ditch any dreams that you have.

Don’t try to change anything.

Accept your “place” in life.

Take the easy road in every circumstance.

You might avoid adversity if you do all of those things. It may happen.

But for those of us who see opportunity and are trying to chase it down, adversity is unavoidable. And for everyone else, tough times might seem to occur too often.

So I’ve collected seven quotes that I read whenever adversity hits. They instantly lift me up and inspire me to get back to work. I hope they do the same for you.


I know that adversity will strike, but I also know that adversity causes weak men to break, and strong men to break records.

The weight of adversity can crush some people, but create strength in others. It’s not a physical contest, but a mental one. This quote reminds me adversity can create not just strength but incredible record-breaking victories.


The main difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge and an ordinary man takes everything as either a blessing or a curse.

— Carlos Castenada

Adversity isn’t something that we have to “deal” with. It isn’t something that ruins our day when it happens and blesses us when it’s absent. Adversity is a call to something inside of us that yearns to battle the status quo. Adversity awakens the warrior inside of us.


The best way out is always through.

— Robert Frost, poet



John Mashni

I only write about what I have done: no theory. Writer, Attorney, Entrepreneur, Movie Producer, and more… the ONLY 3 ways to reinvent: