A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
If we had not winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.
Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
There is genius in persistence. It conquers all opposers. It gives confidence. It annihilates obstacles. Everybody believes in a determined man. People know that when he undertakes a thing, the battle is half won, for his rule is to accomplish whatever he sets out to do.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them.
Courage is not the absence of fear
He who does not tire, tires adversity.
Anyone who does not believe in miracles is not a realist.
Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.
All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
The world is full of educated derelicts.
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
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